Our staff is formed by professionals who had gained experience as former employees of foreign trade governmental agencies, of the Brazilian Foreign Trade Association, of the National Industry Confederation, and of large trading companies.

  1. Marcos Imamura
  2. José Ricardo Bernardo
  3. Josefina Guedes
  4. Renata Palhano de Jesus
  5. Rogério Pitta de Moura
  6. Marília Castanon
  • Marcos Imamura

    Director of Guedes, Bernardo, Imamura & Associados Consultoria Internacional Ltda., holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations with an emphasis on International Trade, a Masters Degree in International Relations from PUC-RJ and MBA on Business Management from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-RJ). Worked previously at the Brazilian Foreign Trade Association - AEB and as professor of International Relations in the course for Executives in Foreign Trade at Estácio de Sá University and in the undergraduate courses of International Relations both at the Estácio de Sá and PUC-RJ universities.
  • José Ricardo Bernardo

    Director of Guedes, Bernardo, Imamura & Associados Consultoria Internacional Ltda., holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the Federal Fluminense University (UFF) and with a specialization in International Economics from IBMEC.
  • Josefina Guedes

    Director of Guedes, Bernardo, Imamura & Associados Consultoria Internacional Ltda., is economist, specialized in foreign trade, with experience acquired in the course in Capacitation in International Negotiations at the Florida University – USA, and throughout twenty years of activity in the exercise of lead positions in Brazilian governmental foreign trade secretaries in the areas of international negotiations and trade defense, taking part in the reforms of Brazilian Customs Tariff, the introduction and implementation of antidumping, safeguard and subsidies codes in Brazil and representing the Brazilian Government on the multilateral GATT (current WTO) negotiations. Was professor at the Foreign Trade Post Graduation course at the Federal Universities of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and Manaus, professor of Customs Legislation and International Trade Law at Veiga de Almeida University and Batista College, professor at the MBA in International Business at IBMEC and MBA in international trade at Cândido Mendes university. Is co-author of the book “Antidumping, Subsídios e Medidas Compensatórias” (Antidumping, Subsidies and Countervailing Measures), already in its 3rd edition, and collaborator of the book “Guerra Comercial ou Integração Mundial pelo Comércio? A OMC e o Brasil” (Trade War or World Integration through Trade? The WTO and Brazil). Currently is member of the Technical Council of the Brazilian Foreign Trade Association - AEB, being its coordinator of the Trade Defense Committee, member of Brazilian Business Coalition (CEB in the international negotiations and member of the Chambers of Commerce Brazil-United States and Brazil-Germany.
  • Renata Palhano de Jesus

    Law Assistant for Guedes, Bernardo, Imamura & Associados Consultoria Internacional Ltda., holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Estácio de Sá University and has a Post-Graduation Degree in International Business from IBMEC. Worked previously in the the law office Miceli Advogados Associados.
  • Rogério Pitta de Moura

    Economic Analyst for Guedes, Bernardo, Imamura & Associados Consultoria Internacional Ltda., holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the Federal Fluminense University (UFF).
  • Marília Castanon

    Director at GBI Consultoria Internacional, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and in Law from Faculdade Bennett, with a Master’s Degree in Regulation and Competition Law by Cândido Mendes University. Worked at the Brazilian Government (1982-2012), initially at the Foreign Trade Office (CACEX) and later at the Secretary of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, especially at the Department of Trade Protection (DECOM) from 1995 to 2012, including work as General Coordinator from 2007 to 2012. In this role, participated in several meetings aimed at the definition of the Brazilian position and at the negotiation of the Committees on Antidumping, Subsidies and Countervailing Measures and Safeguards and on Rules, under the World Trade Organization (WTO). Has an extensive experience in on-site investigations under trade defense proceedings, both in Brazil and abroad. Co-organizer with the former Director of DECOM, Dr. Felipe Hees, of the book “Dumping, Subsidies and Safeguards: Revisiting the technical aspects of trade defense instruments”, published by Singular company in 2012, which includes two articles written by her (“Price undertaking: a brief analysis of the difficulties of its implementation” and “non-market economies in dumping investigations”). She is the author also of the article “Agreement on Safeguards: difficulties inherent to the implementation of such measures”, published at the Aduaneiras publishing company website in 2011. Participated, among others, of the Training Course in On-site Investigations, carried out in cooperation between Mercosur and the Mexican government, of the Regional Course on the WTO Dispute Settlement Body: Rulers, Proceedings and Negotiations in Progress, organized by the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB / INTAL) and the WTO, and the Seminar on Trade Defence Instruments, organized by the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission in Brussels.