Arevik Mkrtchyan is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Hanover. PhD in Economics from the European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy, October 2014. She is also an off-site Research Associate at the Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center (BEROC) and an Affiliate of CESifo, Munich. Arevik’s research interests are in International Trade. Currently, her work focuses on trade agreements, trade preferences and protection measures. Arevik is enthusiastic about increasing the use of GSP preference potential for Armenian market. She has joined the OTOA consultants team to improve GSP consulting services for Armenian manufacturers.