Biography — H.E. Ambassador Roberto Azevedo
H.E. Roberto Azevedois the Permanent Representative of Brazil to the WTO and other Economic Organizations in Geneva.
After a distinguished career in the Foreign Service of his country, Ambassador Azevedo joined the Permanent Mission of Brazil in Geneva for the first time in 1997, as First Secretary. Since then, he has headed the delegation of Brazil in many high-profile dispute settlement cases (e.g. the cases on Brazilian Export Credits for Regional Aircrafts, on EC Anti-Dumping Duties on Malleable Cast Iron Tube or Pipe Fittings, the WTO-compatibility of the U.S. Byrd Amendment, Brazilian Measures Affecting Imports of Retreated tyres, U.S. Subsidies on Upland Cotton, the EC Banana Regime and EC Export Subsidies on Sugar) and served as distinguished panellist on other cases. He became Permanent Representative of Brazil to the WTO and other Economic Organizations in Geneva in 2008 and has established himself as one of the most prominent voices on trade-related issues.