DuPont Corteva International Trade Policy Advisor in Washington DC, United States

Corteva International Trade Policy Advisor (Job Number: 198940W-01)


Purpose: Corteva International Trade Policy Advisor develops the company’s international trade strategy to advance global business objectives by ensuring international trade agreements and policies provide science based regulatory systems, intellectual property protection, lowering tariffs and overall protecting our freedom to operate. The leader will develop an advocacy strategy to advance these goals in key foreign markets working with the Business Leaders, Sourcing Trade Experts, Global Grain Trade Leader and the Government Affairs and Industry Affairs Regional Leaders.


  • Develop strategy to support business growth in key markets through U.S. and global trade agreements that enhance Corteva’s freedom to operate.

  • Provide strategic input on international trade agreements for major import/export countries which may impact Corteva sourcing and movement of raw materials, key intermediates, and finished products for seed and crop protection products. This would include, but not be limited to, multi-lateral trade agreements and bi-lateral trade agreements for the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, India, China, and EU.

  • Utilize an understanding of U.S. and International trade policies and procedures to advise on supply chain and business opportunities that will result in achieving business objectives.

  • Analyze and track new US legislation with potential trade implications, to provide strategic guidance to Corteva on topics including any trade and tariff preference programs such as but not limited to the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP); and the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB).

  • Manage key internal working teams with leaders of External Affairs, Integrated Operations, Commercial Effectiveness, Corporate Strategy, Commercial Business, and Legal to create an aligned trade policy that is integrated and achieves Corteva’s overall objectives.

  • Develop external international trade networks that include working relationships with U.S. and global Ministries of Commerce and Trade, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Ministries of Agriculture, legislative bodies, other trade focused agencies globally, as well as trade associations involved in trade policy.

  • Collaborate with the Global Grain Trade Leader to understand the trade implications of key ag sector associations that influence trade and to coordinate with key sectors on advocacy efforts.

  • Understand and advocate company priorities for key chapters of trade agreements under active negotiation through comment periods or policy statements/papers.

  • Accountable to understand and communicate implications of tariffs and non-tariff trade barriers.

  • Accountable for ensuring alignment with strategic direction to the External Affairs organization, with focus on development and execution of public policy initiatives, advocacy and business development.

  • Participate in relevant trade associations to drive Corteva’s trade policy agenda.

  • Represent the company in communications with governmental agencies and support senior leaders’ participation in advocacy efforts.

  • Serve as the senior Government Relations strategist for the company and provide strong alignment and leadership for the Government Affairs function across business units.

  • Build the organization's internal understanding of how best to use international trade agreements and invest in its infrastructure.

  • Raise company's profile with government stakeholders at senior levels, leveraging existing relationships with members of Congress and key Administration officials through strategic events to enhance the company's reputation.

  • Proactively ensure alignment with businesses to create and enhance the value of Corteva and its businesses.



  • A bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Government, or a related field is required.

  • 8-10 year of relevant government experience dealing with trade policy issues

  • Experience interacting with staff and leadership in the US Congress, USDA, USTR, and Dept of Commerce focused on international trade policy.

  • High moral and ethical standards

  • Proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships

  • Exceptional analytical, written and oral communication skills

  • A strong desire and experience working in a team environment


  • Experience working in the agriculture industry

  • An advanced degree in international trade policy

  • Bilingual

Corteva Agriscience™, the agriculture division of DowDuPont™, is the only major agriscience company completely dedicated to agriculture. By combining the colossal strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences, we've harnessed agriculture's brightest minds and expertise gained over two centuries of scientific achievement to enrich the lives of producers and consumers alike. We are driven by our beliefs and our purpose, which is to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come.

We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience™ is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system.

At Corteva Agriscience™, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Washington DC-Washington DC

Organization: Corporate

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Master's Degree (±18 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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