Häberli Christian

Dr Christian Häberli
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  • Food Security
  • Agriculture
  • Trade
  • Development
  • WTO Dispute Settlement

Christian Häberli is a WTI Fellow and a lecturer and consultant in Europe, Asia, Africa, and in the Americas. He has produced over 50 publications on trade, agriculture and development policy issues, more recently with a focus on food security from a trade and investment perspective.


He graduated in 1977 with a PhD on the subject of African Investment Law (Basel University). Christian also has a degree in Development Sciences from Geneva (1975) and in Theology from Bern (2009).


His professional career has included working for the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Swiss Government, involving assignments in Madagascar, Thailand, Nepal and Switzerland. He also served as trade negotiator for Switzerland in the GATT and the WTO during the Uruguay and the Doha Rounds (1986 to 2007) and chaired the WTO Committee on Agriculture (Regular Session, 2005-07). He has been a WTO Panellist since 1996 without interruption in 18 stages of 5 dispute settlement cases, namely EC – Bananas III, Japan – Apples, EC – Biotech (GMO), China – Trading Rights and United States – Country of Origin Labelling (COOL).

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