Stefanie Schmitt

Political Scientist
+55 (11) 3588-4004

São Paulo

Practice Areas: International Trade and Trade Policy

Since 2015, Ms. Schmitt is a senior consultant at UNO. Her work focus on the elaboration of petitions and studies in market access and trade policy, in Brazil and abroad.

Ms. Schmitt has experience in dealing with issues related to tariffs and non-tariff barriers, having worked in market access projects, covering duty free treatment under general systems of preferences, trade in industrial goods, agriculture, services, standards and technical regulations, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, intellectual property, double taxation, environment, investments and innovation.

Before entering UNO, Ms. Schmitt advocated for more than 6 years on behalf of the Brazilian industry in matters of international trade and foreign economic relations. At the Federation of Industries of the State of Sao Paulo (FIESP) she assisted business stakeholders concerned by international trade negotiations, such as the Doha Round, in the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the Sao Paulo Round at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). At the Brazilian National Confederation of Industry (CNI), she was in charge of the Business Diplomacy Area, being responsible for the secretariat of the Brazil Sections of the Brazil-U.S. and BRICS Business Councils as well as other business initiatives, as the Americas Business Dialogue, facilitated by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). At CNI, she worked mainly with policy formulation and decision-making support.

Currently, she is a Political Science PhD student at the University of Sao Paulo (USP) and is a researcher at the Center of Global Trade and Investment (CCGI – FGV).

Ms. Schmitt also did internships at the Permanent Mission of Brazil to the World Trade Organization (WTO), in Geneva – 2007; and at U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in Washington, DC – 2012.



PhD Candidate in Political Science, University of Sao Paulo – USP, Sao Paulo, current

Mastering Trade Policy, promoted by Apex-Brasil, with the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, 2014

Master’s degree in Political Science, University of Sao Paulo – USP, Sao Paulo, 2012

Summer Program on World Trade Organization Studies, Institut de Hautes Études Internationales, Geneva, 2007

Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, University Center Higher Education Institute of Brasília (IESB), Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo – PUC-SP, Sao Paulo, 2006





Countries Assisted

Brazil, United States, BRICS’ countries