Ignacio Garcia Bercero is a Director in DG Trade of the European Commission. Since 2012 he has been responsible for overseeing EC activities in the fields of Neighbouring Countries, US and Canada. He coordinated the work of the EU-US High Level Working Group on Growth and Jobs and was Chief Negotiator for the TTIP negotiations.
Working at the European Commission since 1987, from 2005 until 2011 he worked in the areas of Sustainable Development, Bilateral Trade Relations (South Asia, South East Asia, Korea, EuroMed and the Middle East). He was also the Chief Negotiator for the EU-Korea and EU-India Free Trade Agreements. Before that, he worked in the areas of WTO Dispute Settlement, and Trade Barriers Regulation .In the period leading to the launch of the DDA negotiations, he was working on overall coordination of WTO Policy and was Chief Negotiator on Trade and Competition. During the Uruguay Round, he followed, inter alia, negotiations on Safeguards, GATT Articles, Functioning of the GATT and Trade and Environment. He has also been posted in the EU Delegation to the United Nations in New York.
He has written several papers and publications on the subjects of Trade Laws, GATT and WTO System, Safeguard Measures, Trade and Competition, DSU Reform and Dispute Settlement in European FTAs.
Mr Garcia Bercero has a Law Degree from the Law Faculty of Universidad Complutense, Madrid and a Master of Laws Degree ( with Distinction) from University College , London.