Maria Cristina Hernández-Zermeño

Deputy Permanent Representative, Mission of Mexico to the WTO

Before joining Mexico’s Mission to the WTO in 2008, Maria Cristina Hernández-Zermeño worked for UNDP as Trade Policy Adviser for West and Central Africa (2006-2008) and as Senior Adviser to the Government of Vietnam for UNDP-funded Trade in Services project (2004-2006). Between 2001 and 2006, she acted as consultant to UNCTAD and as Programme Coordinator at the Geneva-based Centre for Applied Studies in International Negotiations, where she built experience in training of officials from developing countries on various trade topics. She previously served Mexico’s Government as part of the Permanent delegation in Geneva that negotiated the Uruguay Round agreements (1991-1999) and as Deputy Director in charge of trade in services at the Ministry of Commerce (1989-1991). She holds a Doctorate in Law from the University of Paris XI (1999). 

Opinion

16 June 2016
The fact that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda contain a number of trade-related elements constitutes a recognition that trade is critical to achieving the 2030 Agenda objectives . It is clear that trade is not a goal in itself. Rather it is an enabler, a...