Marcela Arnaiz has been practicing in the area of international trade for the last nine years, advising the government and private parties. Originally, her work was focused on trade remedies, as well as multilateral and regional trade negotiations (mainly market access).
As part of the investigation authority in Uruguay since 2000, Marcela participated in virtually all antidumping investigations conducted by Uruguay, ranging from different products such as foodstuffs, beverages, cement, steel and other manufactured products. She has also participated in antidumping and safeguards investigations where Uruguayan exporters were involved, working with the Argentine, Brazilian and Chilean Governments.
As a consultant, Marcela has defended the interests of the largest Uruguayan corporations and conglomerates and has closely followed agriculture and NAMA negotiations since 2006, both in multilateral and regional forums, especially in MERCOSUR where she has had direct participation.
From 2002 to 2006, Marcela also worked as a part-time professor of Econometrics at the University of Montevideo, and was a speaker on Trade Remedies at different institutions since 2004.
Academically, Marcela graduated in Economics in 2002 by the University of Montevideo, and obtained a postgraduate degree in Business Administration in 2007 from the University of the Republic, both in Uruguay. She is fluent in Spanish and English and has an intermediate level of Portuguese.
She has both Uruguayan and Spanish nationality.
In November 2009, Marcela joined ACE International Consultants S.L (Madrid) as a Project Manager. She developed numerous implementation strategies during tendering processes for international cooperation funding.
From August 2011, she works as an international trade economist at Uno-Trade Strategy Advisors.
(Last update: August 2012)