Roy Santana is counsellor at the Market Access Division of the WTO. He is an expert on issues relating to tariffs and non-tariff measures, the Information Technology Agreement (ITA), and the negotiations on Non-Agricultural Products (NAMA). He has provided assistance to panellists in disputes arising under the Dispute Settlement Understanding of the WTO. He has lectured in numerous occasions in Asia, Europe, the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Prior to working in the WTO, from 2001 to 2004, he served as a Geneva representative for the Government of Costa Rica in diverse areas of the Doha Development Agenda, including on Agriculture, NAMA, and Trade & Environment. During this time, in 2003, he was elected vice-chairman of the International Textiles and Clothing Bureau (ITCB) and served as an alternate member of the Textiles Monitoring Body of the WTO.