Senior Advisor Pierre-Jacques Larrieu work with the International Trade team at Gide Brussels on the implementation of European and international customs regulations, the determination of the origin of goods, and export control, in particular economic embargos.
Pierre-Jacques Larrieu began his career as a customs officer in France, in charge in particular of customs measures to help overcoming the steel industry crisis, as well as of customs valuation. He was then seconded to the European Commission, and became an administrator within DG Trade and DG TAXUD. He was a cabinet member to Commissioner László Kovács in charge of customs issues, before becoming head of unit, initially in charge of rules of origin and then moving on to protection of citizens and enforcement of intellectual property rights. His long experience within DG Trade in the sector of trade defence instruments and his intimate knowledge of the operation of both European institutions and those of a major Member State, make him one of the few experts to have acquired a comprehensive and concrete vision of the European Union's trade policy. Pierre-Jacques speaks French, English and Spanish.