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Renata Amaral

Ph.D, International Trade Lawyer and Consultant

Experienced international trade lawyer, with an extensive and proven record of successful engagement at the World Trade Organization (WTO), bilateral and regional trade negotiations, domestic trade policy and market access. Over the course of her fifteen-year career, has advised governments and private stakeholders on international trade matters, with a focus on WTO law. She currently serves as Adjunct Professor at the American University Washington College of Law, where she co-directs the certificate program on WTO and US Trade Law and Policy.

Dr. Amaral advises businesses in international trade policy and law, with a particular focus on multilateral trade, WTO matters, US and Latin American affairs.

This includes developing reports and scenario analysis, helping clients vis-à-vis strategic law and policy matters, articulating recommendations based on specific needs. She provides technical trainings, in-depth legal analyses and policy memos in the fields of (but not limited to):

  • International Trade Law
  • International Trade Policy
  • Good Regulatory Practices
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Tariffs and non-tariff barriers to trade
  • Market Access and Trade Agreements
  • WTO law and Global Trade
  • Trade and Gender
  • US-Brazil relations
  • Latin America relations

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