Felipe Hees

Counselor at the Mission of Brazil to the World Trade Organization in Geneva


Felipe Hees is a Brazilian diplomat with a background in trade negotiations. He holds a Ph.D. in Brazilian History from the University of Brasília, Brazil, and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. As trade negotiator, Mr. Hees has experience ranging from services, investment, e-commerce, agriculture, antidumping, safeguards, subsidies, countervailing measures, SPS, and other issues in the multilateral, regional and bilateral context (Mercosur, Free Trade Area of the Americas, Mercosur/European Union, WTO). Mr. Hees has also served as panelist in WTO dispute settlement cases and has authored several publications in his field. He was the Director of the Brazilian Trade Remedies Authority from 2011-2014 and headed the unit responsible for trade negotiations with Egypt, Jordan and Morocco. Mr. Hees holds a degree in Economics (UNICAMP, Brazil).




8 May 2018
This article discusses some of the key features of investment facilitation as a potential issue for a multilateral outcome within the World Trade Organization, focusing specifically on a single electronic window and its national implementing authority. Brazil is a new player in international...
26 June 2017
Discussions related to the feasibility of establishing a common framework on investment facilitation are important, where flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) are needed in order to mobilise resources for development. In this article, the authors argue that although the debate on investment...

Bridges news

7 March 2017
Este artigo analisa as principais negociações em serviços nos âmbitos multi- e plurilaterais. Atento ao estado atual dessas tratativas e às principais metodologias que as guiam, o autor discute as perspectivas que cada uma dessas frentes apresenta diante das transformações econômicas e comerciais no mundo.
17 August 2016
Neste artigo, o autor analisa o histórico das negociações sobre comércio eletrônico no âmbito da OMC e compara esse processo com aquele observado em outras instâncias. À luz desse quadro, o autor discute os principais desafios ao avanço das tratativas nesse tema.