Raúl A. Torres
Raúl is a Counsellor in the Development Division of the WTO, working on issues concerning the international trade integration of Small, Vulnerable Economies and Landlocked Developing Countries, implementation of MDG-8 and the post-2015 development agenda.
He has been employed by WTO since July 1996, starting with the Rules Division where he worked for 8 years on issues related to Anti-dumping, Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, Safeguards, and State Trading Enterprises, including advising dispute settlement panels.
Prior to joining the WTO, Raúl worked for Venezuela's Instituto de Comercio Exterior and participated in the Foreign Associate Program of Morrison & Foerster in its Washington D.C. office.
He holds a degree in law from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Caracas) and an LL.M. from Georgetown University. In 2010 Raúl was the sixth WTO Fellow at the Institute for International Trade of the University of Adelaide in Australia.
He has contributed to books on the WTO and the Multilateral Trading System and published articles on Anti-dumping, WTO Dispute Settlement, small economies and Duty Free Zones. Raúl is fluent in Spanish, English and French.