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Rosemarie Luna Juárez is Partner at García & Bodán, Director of the International Trade and Customs practice and member of the Corporate and Transactional and Tax practices in Guatemala.
With more than twenty years of experience, she has worked in the public and private sectors, in areas related to international trade, logistics, customs and legal matters both nationally and internationally.
She has participated in trade negotiations at different levels as part of the Guatemalan delegation to the WTO and as a representative of the private sector in different trade agreements (DR-CAFTA, Association Agreement, Convergence Mexico, Peru and Ecuador, among others).
She was in charge of the International Relations of the Superintendency of Tax Administration (SAT) being responsible for the actions and relations of supervision and coordination with international organizations, subscription of agreements and treaties and cooperation, among others.
She has experience and track record as a national and international consultant, especially for issues related to trade facilitation, competitiveness, and market access. She has supported companies in their internationalization processes, participation in private and public bidding processes, as well as due compliance with standards and regulations on health, environmental and corporate issues. It maintains a close relationship with the different business groups and government entities, helping to promote initiatives of mutual interest. Prior to joining García & Bodán, she was a founding partner of a consulting firm in trade, international law, and translation services in these areas.
- International Trade
- Recognition for participation in the Qualifying Board of the Order of Labor Excellence – Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, 2012.
- Recognition for participation in the Forum TPC Panama – United States, 2012.
- Recognition for participation in the CACIF Environment Commission, 2012.
- International Trade Consultant for the update of the National Plan for Services and Logistics Infrastructure of Peru, 2021.
- Coordinator of the Market Access and Competitiveness Table of VISAR – MAGA since 2021.
- Advice to MCC/PRONACOM as a legal consultant specializing in customs law financed by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (Threshold Program Agreement), 2020.
- Foreign Trade Specialist for the defense in the Safeguard Case for Steel Sheets in Guatemala, 2019.
- Advice on the sale of carbon credits in the regulated market and the voluntary market since 2020.
- Consultant for the development of a methodology to strengthen commercial diplomacy for the Network of Trade, Investment and Tourism Departments of Guatemala abroad, 2020.
- Consultant for the design and implementation of the national consultation process with the stakeholders of the national REDD+ strategy, 2017.
- Expert in international trade and customs issues for the project of the Conceptual Design of the Cargo Inspection Center for the Port of Bridgetown in Barbados, 2015.
- Coordination at the national level for the IDB in different logistics issues, including the National Logistics Plan (PNLOG). She was part of the teams that promoted the PNLOG in Panama, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica, 2013.
- Advice financed by GIZ in international taxation at the beginning of the negotiation of information exchange agreements as part of the representation of the Superintendency of Tax Administration of Guatemala (SAT) before the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information, 2012.
- Advisor on issues of Competitiveness, Market Access and Trade Negotiations at the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (AGEXPORT), 2011.
- Head of the Department of International Trade and Market Regulations at the National Coffee Association, during which the DR CAFTA was negotiated, 2003-2004.
*All these transactions were prior to joining García & Bodán.
- Professor of the Course on Globalization and Competitiveness, 8th semester, Institute of International Relations of the Francisco Marroquín University since 2012.
- Professor of the WTO/GATT and International Economic Cooperation Courses, Master’s in International Economics, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Mariano Gálvez University since 2014.
- Speaker on issues of Central American Customs Integration at the International Logistics Conference of the Technological University of Panama, 2020.
- Speaker at the Workshop on Foreign Trade Management and Logistics for Commercial Promotion addressed to Guatemalan Commercial Attachés Abroad of the Guatemalan Chamber of Industry and Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce, 2019.
- Facilitator of the Tools for Market Analysis and Research Workshop of the Guatemalan Chamber of Industry.
- Preparation and Development of the Trade Facilitation and Supply Chains Module as part of the Long-Term Training Program of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on Logistics and Infrastructure issues, 2014-2015.
- Speaker at the Workshop of the World Customs Organization (WCO), on the Implementation of Resolution 1540 of the UNSC Committee in Costa Rica and later at the Central American Congress of the OEA in Guatemala, to present on the Revised Kyoto Convention, 2009.
- Enforceability of possible contradictory rulings issued by the World Trade Organization and National Courts (Cement Case), 2002.
- College of Lawyers and Notaries of Guatemala.
- Member of the Guatemalan National Trade Facilitation Committee on behalf of the Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce.
- Member of the Customs Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce of Guatemala (AMCHAM).
- Member of the Investment and Foreign Trade Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce of Guatemala (AMCHAM).
- Master’s on International Business – Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala (in progress).
- Sworn translator (English – Spanish) – Ministry of Education of Guatemala, Guatemala, 2014.
- Master’s on international Relations – Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Switzerland, 2007.
- Degree in Legal and Social Sciences, Lawyer and Notary – Francisco Marroquín University, Guatemala, 2002.
- Spanish – native
- English – native
- French – (DELF 1 and DELF 2)