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Karin Eckerdal is since October 2010 Director and head of Department for WTO Affairs at the Swedish National Board of Trade in Stockholm. 2008-2010 she was Deputy Director and Head of WTO Affairs at the International Trade Policy Department of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. In the years 2005-08, she was Trade Counsellor in the Swedish Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels where, among other things, she was Sweden’s representative to the EU Trade Policy Committee (where the European Commission consults with EU Member States on external trade issues). Previously, she has held positions at The European Commission, DG Trade (2001-2005), at the Swedish Permanent Representation to the WTO in Geneva and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. She started her professional career as a trade policy analyst at the National Board of Trade.