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The “Canadian International Trade Tribunal” Has Created An Advisory Committee

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Tribunal Establishes Advisory Committee

Ottawa, Ontario, August 14, 2015




In order to improve fairness, transparency and accessibility in the administration of Canada’s trade remedy system, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has created an Advisory Committee comprised of a broad range of Canadian businesses, the international trade law bar and interested government departments.

A link to the Committee’s terms of reference can be found below.

The Chairperson of the CITT, Mr. Stephen Leach, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Lawrence Herman, Herman & Associates, as Chairperson of the Advisory Committee, along with Mr. Dalton Albrecht, Ernst & Young, and Mr. Cam Vidler, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, as Vice-Chairpersons.

Biographies of the newly appointed Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons can be found below.

The Advisory Committee will hold its inaugural meeting in Ottawa, on October 1, 2015.

For more information about the Advisory Committee, please contact the CITT Chairperson Stephen Leach at 613-993-3595.

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LAWRENCE L. HERMAN, Herman & Associates, has practiced international trade and investment law both inside government and in the private sector for over 40 years. Mr. Herman has acted as counsel in many trade cases before the Tribunal. He is regularly listed in annual international professional reports as a leading practitioner in the field of trade and investment. Together with numerous articles in newspapers and in legal and business journals, Mr. Herman is the author of Canadian Trade Remedy Law & Practice (1997), Canadian Trade Law (2008) and Export and Import Controls, Sanctions and Other Trade Restrictions(2010). He is a Senior Fellow of the C. D. Howe Institute and a member of its National Policy Council.

DALTON ALBRECHT, Couzin Taylor LLP/EY LP, represents clients on international trade law matters before customs authorities and the Tribunal, including customs audits and anti dumping/countervailing/safeguard matters, NAFTA and WTO related matters. He also advises on cross border tax and customs issues, including GST/HST, PST, federal sales and excise taxes and duties, customs law value for duty, tariff classification, export controls/sanctions, import controls, and duty relief. Mr. Albrecht is the Ernst & Young Global Trade Practice Leader in Canada. Mr. Albrecht also practices before the Tax Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal. Mr. Albrecht has been recognised in the 2015 Chambers Global Guide as a leader in the trade law and customs field, in the 2015 Lexpert US Guide – Tax Litigation, in the 1997-2015 editions of the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada as a leading practitioner in the commodity tax and international trade areas, and in Best Tax Lawyers in America (Canadian edition).

CAM VIDLER, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, leads research and advocacy on international economic affairs at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. His expertise covers trade, investment and development policy, having previously held positions with the Canada-India Business Council, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the Fraser Institute. A prominent voice on Canada’s trade agenda, Mr. Vidler frequently testifies at parliamentary committees and has been interviewed by media outlets such as The Globe & Mail, Radio Canada International and The Wall Street Journal. He holds degrees from the University of Toronto and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. He is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee in Washington, D.C., and was selected as one of 200 global Leaders of Tomorrow by the 2015 St. Gallen Symposium.


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