Salvador 'Badz' M. Buban is a trade expert with more than 20 years of experience in trade policy formulation and trade negotiations, particularly with respect to multilateral (WTO) and regional (ASEAN, ASEAN Plus FTAs and APEC) in the areas of market access for trade in goods, SPS, TBT, rules of origin, customs procedures and trade facilitation, FTA implementation, capacity building and regional integration.
Badz held senior roles at the Department of Trade and Industry, including leading FTA negotiations and multilateral trade negotiations and engaging with industry to inform on trade policy. He also chaired various working groups and sub-working groups responsible in formulating Philippine position on the various engagements, including FTA negotiations.
As Senior Officer at the ASEAN Secretariat, he provided support to the Committee Chairs and ASEAN Economic Ministers in the areas of trade in goods, customs and trade facilitation matters and ASEAN Single Window, by drafting policy and discussion papers, as well as recommending options to facilitate decision-making. He facilitated and participated in discussions and negotiations under the ASEAN and ASEAN Plus FTAs.
He also served as Trade Facilitation Advisor of the USAID Trade Related Assistance for Development (TRADE) Project and provided technical assistance to government agencies in areas of trade policy, customs procedures and trade facilitation.
Badz earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Masters in Social Development from the Ateneo de Manila University, and Diploma on Trade Policy from the WTO.
- Government policy
- International trade (policy formulation and trade relations)
- Trade negotiations (market access/trade facilitation, including tariffs, SPS and TBT, rules of origin and customs procedures)
- Free Trade Agreement implementation and capacity building
- Regional economic integration (primarily focused on ASEAN and ASEAN dialogue partners)
|Jan - Mar 2004|
Diploma, WTO Trade Policy Course
Master of Science in Social Development
Bachelor of Arts in Communication (major in Broadcast Communication)
|Jan 2018 - to present||Policy Fellow, Policy Design Department, |
Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
|2014 - 2017|
Trade Facilitation Advisor,
|2010 - 2014|
Senior Officer (Trade Facilitation),
|2006 - 2010|
Senior Officer (Trade in Goods and Rules of Origin)
|2005 - 2006|
Associate Officer, FTA Cluster
|1996 - 2005|
Senior Trade and Industry Development Specialist
|1994 - 1996|
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer
|1990 - 1992|
Junior Programme Officer for the Popularization Programme
New Issues in Trade Policy: Challenges and Responses from Asia
WTO Seminar on Trade Facilitation
|Feb - Mar 2002|
Trade and Environment (AusAID)
Harmonization Work Programme for Non-Preferential Rules of Origin (WCO)