Ronald Saborío

Costa Rican. A law graduate from the University of Costa Rica with postgraduate studies in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.

He was Costa Rica’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Ronald took part in the GATT Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations and the Doha Development Agenda.

He was actively involved in the WTO dispute settlement system. He took part as negotiator, represented the parties to a case as well as third parties and also was an arbitral panel member.  

At the WTO, he was chairman of the Dispute Settlement Body Special Session, the Regional Trade Agreements Committee (2004-2005), the Working Group on Transparency in Government Procurement (1999-2004), the Council for Trade in Services (1998) and the Information Technology Agreement Committee (1998).

He was Costa Rica’s negotiator on dispute settlement and institutional matters during Canada-Costa Rica FTA negotiations

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