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Pedro Negueloatecheverry, Secretary of Embassy, Mission of Argentina.


This session aims to discuss challenges facing the WTO Dispute Settlement System from Latin American (LA) Members' perspectives. In particular, we will analyse how LA Members have used this System, and also explore today's substantive issues of particular interest for Latin American Members.

For example, we may discuss whether there are differences in approaches to the use of outside counsels in proceedings among LA Members and between LA Members and other Members as a matter of practical work on disputes. We may also address regional characteristics, such as the use of Spanish language in the Dispute Settlement proceedings.

Through our presentations, we wish to shed light on how LA Members can contribute to the proper functioning of the WTO Dispute Settlement System.


  • Pedro Negueloatecheverry, Secretary of Embassy, Mission of Argentina
  • José Alfredo Graça Lima, Former Undersecretary-General for Economic & Trade Affairs, Ministry of External Relations of Brazil
  • Celso De Tarso Pereira, Minister, Mission of Brazil
  • Mauricio Andres, Salcedo Maldonado, Deputy Permanent Representative, Mission of Colombia
  • Claudia Orozco, Practitioner, 10 Times Member of Panels, Former Official of the Colombian Government
  • Marco Tulio Molina, Minister Counsellor, Deputy Permanent Representative, Mission of Guatemala
  • Hugo Gabriel Romero Martinez, Counsellor, Mission of Mexico