Arancha Gonzalez

Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC).

Arancha González is an expert in international trade issues with over 20 years of experience, and currently serves as Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC).

Before joining ITC, Ms. González served as Chief of Staff to World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Pascal Lamy from 2005 to 2013. During her tenure at the WTO, she played an active role in launching the WTO’s Aid for Trade initiative and served as Mr. Lamy’s representative at the G-20.

Prior to working at the WTO, Ms. González held several positions at the European Commission, conducting negotiations of trade agreements and assisting developing countries in trade-development efforts. Between 2002 and 2004, she was the European Union spokeswoman for trade and adviser to the European Union Trade Commissioner.

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13 April 2015
Arancha González is an expert in international trade issues with over 20 years of experience, and currently serves as Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC). Before joining ITC, Ms. González served as Chief of Staff to World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Pascal Lamy...
15 November 2013
A Trade Facilitation Agreement, whether reached in Bali or later, will create the conditions for businesses in LDCs to join value chains and benefit from export-led growth. An agreement on trade facilitation will bring benefits to developed and developing countries alike. By making it easier for...