Bettina Rudloff is an agricultural engineer and holds a PhD in agricultural economics. She started her research work on trade, agriculture and development at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA), Maastricht, the Netherlands. During that time, she led mid-term vocational training programs of the EU Commission for developing countries‘ WTO negotiators. After a subsequent Assistant Professorship at the Institute for Food and Ressource Economis/University of Bonn, she became Senior Associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs. Here she works on EU trade and investment rules at all levels of regulatory regimes and analyses the scope for tariff and regulatory rules to support sustainability.