Soledad is a Senior Policy Advisor with the Economic Law and Policy Program in IISD’s Geneva office. Over 25 years, she has been involved in various fields, including a successful 15-year career within the Mexican Ministry of Economy with progressive and challenging responsibilities in support of Mexico’s trade and investment policies.
As a multilateral negotiator for the Mexican government, Soledad was posted first to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and later the World Trade Organization, where she represented her country as Deputy Head of Mission. In her capacity as an independent expert, Soledad has adopted new technologies and has brought the practitioner’s perspective into consultancy work for international institutions such as the OECD and the Inter-American Development Bank, as well as into the design and delivery of face-to-face executive training sessions on WTO law, trade policy and trade negotiations for government officials and other mid-career professionals. She is a lecturer in the Executive Master’s Programme in International Negotiation and Policy Making at the Graduate Institute (Geneva) and Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute’s Centre for Trade and Economic Integration.
- The USMCA Is Now in Force: How will it impact North American trade policy? The new accord governs a multi-trillion dollar market and is expected to face heavy scrutiny within the three countries, especially during a U.S. election year.
- Joint Statement on Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises: History and latest developments in the Informal Working Group This brief outlines the history and developments of MSME-related discussions in the World Trade Organization (WTO) context, looking specifically at MSME-related issues at the WTO as well as in other forums and contexts.