Tracey specialises in international trade law.
She is available to assist the private sector and all levels of government with any aspect of international trade law, including import and export formalities and requirements, customs matters, World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules, free trade agreements (FTAs), trade remedies, export controls and sanctions.
Tracey has over 18 years' experience as an academic, legal advisor and negotiator; including seven years as a senior advisor in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFAT) Trade Law Unit. During this time she acted as the lead legal counsel for New Zealand's negotiating team in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.
She has authored and edited a number of books and articles in the field and teaches International Trade Regulation and International Investment Law on a part-time basis in the Faculty of Law at the University of Otago.
- advised businesses on the implications of sanctions on countries including Iran, North Korea, South Sudan and Venezuela
- advised domestic and overseas clients on various New Zealand regulatory settings
- advised on a successful Customs Appeal Authority to overturn a ruling denying preferential tariffs under the New Zealand Korea FTA
- advised on tariff classification for a New Zealand exporter for entry into the United States
- advised on an application for a Customs tariff concession under section 8 of the Tariff Act
- advised an industry association in discussions with the Government related to international trade policy settings
- worked with a number of Pacific Island governments to assist them to ratify and implement PACER Plus
- provided training to overseas government officials on trade and investment law, and
- advised government on the compliance of New Zealand and overseas policies, laws and regulations with international trade rules.