Luz Elena Reyes de la Torre has over 20 years of professional experience in international trade disputes, both in the private and public sector; she has also conducted studies on the competitive position of production sectors facing international competition while garnering that experience.
Luz Elena has coordinated international trade dispute services at SAI for 18 years, mainly on antidumping, subsidies and safeguard investigations. Before joining SAI, Luz Elena was Deputy General Director for the Unit of International Trade Practices for Mexico. She was also involved in drafting the current Foreign Trade Law and its Bylaws. She negotiated the chapters on unfair trade practices and safeguards in the free trade agreements with Costa Rica, Colombia, and Venezuela (G3), and with Bolivia. Luz has also provided technical assistance related to implementing and applying antidumping and safeguard agreements and the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Duties for the governments of Argentina, Peru, Guatemala, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, the Republic of El Salvador, and Colombia. She has also served as a member of various dispute settlement panels for the World Trade Organization.
Luz Elena has taught courses and seminars at El Colegio de México and at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. Among her most important publications are “Dumping and Injury Margin Calculation Methods. Ten Major Problems - Country Study: Mexico," published in the Global Trade and Customs Journal, Kluwer Law International, Vol. 2, Issue 1, 2007, and "Antidumping and Safeguard Measures In the Political Economy of Liberalization: The Mexican Case" in Safeguards & AD in Latin American Trade Liberalization, Ed . J. Michael Finger & Julio J. Nogues, Palgrave Macmillan and World Bank, pp. 205-246.
Luz Elena graduated as economist from the University of Guadalajara. She earned a Master’s Degree in Economics at El Colegio de México, and took a specialized course on antidumping and countervailing investigations at the Centre for Applied Studies in International Negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland.
Luz Elena is currently a member of the Advisory Council for International Trade Practices of the Ministry of Economy. She is also part of the list of experts designated by the Mexican Government to participate as panelists in dispute settlement procedures for the World Trade Organization (WTO) and for the bi-national panels under chapter XIX of the NAFTA.