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Eduardo Antonio Arias Manrique



Eduardo is an economist and customs official from Peru. After graduating as valedictorian with a Bachelor Degree at the National University of the Peruvian Amazon, he started his professional career with an Internship in the Economics Affairs Department of the Central Bank of Peru in 2007, gaining expertise in both microeconomic and macroeconomic research. He got the certification as a Peruvian Customs Official after taking part of the Tax Administration and Customs Course, receiving important knowledge in international trade law and public economics.

Since 2009 he is part of the Peruvian Customs, being responsible for guaranteeing the international fair trade and fighting against smuggling and tax evasion. His main duties include the resolution of controversies related to international trade law, the revision of import documentation and taxes, and the elaboration of trade statistics. He gained proficient knowledge in important areas such as customs valuation, rules of origin, safeguard measures and anti-dumping. Currently, he works as an auditor in the Customs Control Administration of Peru.

These six years of working experience in the operational side of international trade have enhanced his interest in the policy-making process and investigation. While pursuing his IELPO Master’s Degree, he plans to obtain the necessary tools to get involved in the improvement of the fiscal policies and international trade policies adopted by the Peruvian Government.

Secretaria del Estado de Turismo y Comercio Universitat de Barcelona Departament Economia i Finances de la Generalitat de Catalunya Ajuntament de Barcelona