Manager, Trade and Investment
Darah Phillip supports ITTA’s clients on international trade and investment promotion and export control issues. Her work covers developments in US-China relations, major international trade negotiations, US tariffs and tariff investigations, sanctions policy, and export control and promotion. Ms. Phillip follows developments relevant to those areas in Congress and in US government agencies including the Departments of Treasury, Commerce, and State, the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and the US International Development Finance Corporation. Ms. Phillip’s areas of expertise include US-Japan relations, security in the Indo-Pacific, and US-Asia economic relations.
Before joining ITTA, Ms. Phillip worked at Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA as a Research Assistant, where she supported Sasakawa USA’s tabletop exercises and research programs on US-Japan security relations. She has previously worked at the Mekong Development Research Institute in Hanoi, Vietnam, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and at the Asperger Syndrome Training and Employment Partnership (now Integrate). Ms. Phillip holds a Master of Arts in International Affairs degree from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian Studies from Wellesley College, and speaks Japanese.
In the News
Phillip, Darah, “Will “America First” Leave America Alone? – The Trump Administration’s Trade Policy in the Indo-Pacific Region” Japan Spotlight, November/December 2020, 39-42. Print. (view PDF)
Phillip, Darah. “Japan’s Chance to Lead on Climate Change.” Inkstick Media, October 16, 2018. (https://inkstickmedia.com/japans-chance-to-lead-on-climate-change/).
Phillip, Darah. “U.S.-Japan Diplomacy and the Singapore Summit: Assessing the Outcomes.” Sasakawa USA, Commentary & Analysis, June 13, 2018. (https://spfusa.org/research/u-s-japan-diplomacy-and-the-singapore-summit-assessing-the-outcomes/)