Philip Gough, Counselor, Trade Promotion and Investment Affairs, Embassy of Brazil

Philip Gough is a Counselor for Trade Promotion and Investment Affairs. As head of the Trade Promotion Office at the Embassy of Brazil in Washington, DC., Mr. Gough oversees a team working in the areas of trade and investment.
A career diplomat, Philip Gough has a background in Trade Policy. After working in the Trade Policy Division of the Ministry of External Affairs in Brasilia, where he dealt with intelectual property rights issues, he was posted in Geneva. During his assignment at the Permanent Mission of Brazil to the International Organizations in Geneva, from 2000 to 2003, he was responsible for antidumping, subsidies and safeguards negotiations and was the Chairman of the Working Group on Trading Rights of the Working Group on China’s Accession to the World Trade Organization- WTO.

He was posted in Paraguay from 2003 to 2006, where he handled integration and bilateral economic issues. Upon his return to Brazil, he became the Head of the Market Access Division of the Ministry of Foreign Relations, responsible for the WTO Doha Round industrial goods negotiations, Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries- GSTP and bilateral market access issues.

Philip Gough holds an degree in Economics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, where he earned a masters degree in the same field. He is also a graduate of the Institute Rio Branco School of Diplomacy.

Philip was born in Belo Horizonte in the state of Minas Gerais. He and his wife, Myrian, have two children and live in Bethesda, Maryland.


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