Carolina Acosta

Focus Areas: Trade

Lawyer from the Externado de Colombia University and Master of laws (LL.M) in International Legal Studies with emphasis in international trade law and business from American University, Washington college of law, United States of America.

Ms. Acosta has over 15 years of experience in international trade law, customs and trade facilitation. She has strong analysis on trade policy initiatives, regulatory rulemaking, and ability to liaise with external regulators, build legal positions and consensus. She is the representative of the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation.

As part of Ms. Acosta previous professional experience, she has worked for the Inter-American Development Bank and as Trade Counselor of the Embassy of Colombia in Washington D.C. United States, during the approval and implementation of the US – Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement; Previously she was a counselor for the Ministry of Trade an member of the Trade Negotiating Team of the trade agreements between Colombia and Canada, the European Union, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), as well as the Andean Community. She is also professor at the Externado de Colombia University leading the academic programs related to customs and tax law.  Ms. Acosta is fluent in Spanish and English.