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Chief, Technical Assistance, UNCTAD
Stefano is a senior trade lawyer and Chief of Technical Assistance in the Division for Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes of UNCTAD. He has more than 30 years of experience in designing, managing, and delivering research and capacity building programs in Asia–Pacific, Africa, and Latin America, with a focus on legal, regulatory and institutional trade and customs issues. He holds masters and LLM degrees from the College of Europe.
The bilateral agreement offers deeper tariff liberalization than the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, yet both need better rules of origin.