David Kleimann (PhD) is a trade expert with 15 years of experience in law, policy, and institutions governing EU and international trade. His current work focuses on the climate and trade policy nexus as well as legal and diplomatic challenges arising from transatlantic and international climate and trade cooperation. His research has appeared in various internationally renowned journals and a monograph published by Cambridge University Press (CUP). His comments on trade law and policy issues have featured, amongst others, in the New York Times, Economist, Financial Times, Handelsblatt, Telegraph, Politico Magazine, The Hill, and Caijing Magazine. In the past, David has provided consultancy to the World Bank's international trade department, the European Commission, and the PRC's Ministry of Commerce. Moreover, he has been a trade policy advisor to the Chairman of the European Parliament's international trade committee, Bernd Lange.
David earned his PhD in Law from the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy, where he defended his thesis on ‘The Transformation of EU External Economic Governance’. He conducted postdoctoral research at Johns Hopkins' School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and Georgetown University's Institute for International Economic Law. He holds a 1st of class Masters degree in International Law and Economics (MILE) from the World Trade Institute (WTI) in Berne, Switzerland, an LL.M in International Law (with distinction) from Kent Law School in Brussels, Belgium, and a BA in Staatswissenschaften (Public Administration) from Erfurt University. In the early days of his professional career, David completed traineeships at the European Commission's Directorate General for External Trade and the World Trade Organization's Agriculture Division.
How will the EU support developing countries in mitigating carbon emissions in their industries as a result of the CBAM Regulation.
What should be expected from ongoing negotiations on the so-called Global Steel and Aluminium Arrangement and the forthcoming TTC meeting?
This paper sets out the EU and US perspectives on the ongoing negotiations and evaluates their initial negotiation proposals.
The European Commission had to choose between imperfect alternatives because of frontline state backlash against massive Ukrainian grain imports.
This policy brief explains what is in the IRA, the impact on the EU and other economies, and how the EU should react.
Environmental subsidies could be justified when emissions taxation is not feasible or is insufficient due to political economy constraints.
Carbon Club versus Climate Alliance: Which way forward for multilateral climate and trade governance?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the respective proposals?
What is the scope for transatlantic cooperation on CBAM legislation, Climate Clubs, and 'green' subsidies?
Unblocking Ukrainian ports and facilitating wheat exports through large-scale international coordination remains essential.
The European Union should apply a tariff on imports of Russian oil; it can be accompanied by a quota for a gradual, conditional phase-out.