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Julio Escandon Palomino
Mexico City

He has worked for the private and the public sector through his own consulting firm, where he has helped companies and trade industry associations conceive and materialize international market development and foreign investment projects. For sixteen years Mr. Escandón was the Foreign Trade Advisor to the Mexican Sugar and Alcohol Chamber, where he developed the negotiating strategy for the Mexican sugar industry for the Free Trade Agreements with the U.S.A., Canada, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Israel, the European Union and Japan. He was also responsible for the defense of the Mexican sugar industry against imports of High Fructose Corn Syrup, and a participant as advisor to the Mexican negotiating team responsible for resolving the NAFTA sweetener trade dispute with the U.S.A.

Mr. Escandón was educated in Mexico, the U.S.A. and Switzerland. He received his professional degree in Economics from the
Anahuac University in Mexico City, and a Master of Arts degree in Economics from San Diego State University in California, U.S.A., He is currently candidate for a Ph. D. in Strategic Management and Public Policy. Mr. Escandón has been invited as speaker to several conferences for topics related to agribusinesses, international trade, sugar and ethanol. For eleven years he has been a professor teaching Export Business Plan and international trade negotiations in the graduate schools of private universities in Mexico.

He is currently the Director of the Center for International Agribusiness at the Universidad Anáhuac.


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