Canadian Leads and Contacts for NAFTA Committees and Working Groups

Updated May 2013

Committee on Trade in Goods

(Chapter Three, Article 316)

Lead: Patrick Halley,
Chief, Tariffs and Market Access
Finance Canada
Tel: 613-992-2518
Fax: 613-992-6761

Contact: Nicola Waterfield
Trade Policy Officer, Tariffs and Goods Market Access Division
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Tel: 613-996-8802
Fax: 613-992-6002

Working Group on Textiles & Apparel (WGTA)

Lead: John Szabo
Senior Policy Analyst, Business Services to Manufacturing and Consumer Products
Industry Canada
Tel: (613) 957-1242
Fax: (613) 954-3107

Contact: Nadine Charest
Trade Policy Officer, Tariffs and Goods Market Access Division
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Tel: 613-944-1673
Fax: 613-992-6002

Committee on Trade in Worn Clothing

(Chapter Three, Annex 300-B, Section 9.1)

Lead: John Szabo
Senior Policy Analyst, Business Services to Manufacturing and Consumer Products
Industry Canada
Tel: 613-957-1242
Fax: 613-954-3107

Contact: Joanne Hamilton
Deputy Director, Textiles, Clothing, Steel and Compliance
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Tel: 613-996-5775
Fax: 613-944-0282

Working Group on Rules of Origin

(Chapter Five, Article 513)

Lead: Pierre Marier,
Deputy Director, Tariffs and Goods Market Access Division
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Tel: (613) 943-8818
Fax: (613) 992-6002

Contact: Nadine Charest,
Trade Policy Officer, Tariffs and Goods Market Access Division
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Tel: 613-944-1673
Fax: 613-992-6002

Contact: Karen LaHay
International Economist, Tariffs and Market Access
Finance Canada
Tel: 613-996-5538
Fax: 613-992-6761

Customs Subgroup

(Chapter Five, Article 513.6)

Lead: Mark P. Grant,
Manager, Verification Unit, Origin and Valuation Division
Post-Border Programs
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
Tel: (613) 954-5844
Fax: (613) 954-5500

Contact: Nadine Charest,
Senior Trade Policy Officer, Tariffs and Goods Market Access Division
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Tel: 613-944-1673
Fax: 613-992-6002

Committee on Agricultural Trade (COA)

(Chapter 7, Article 706)

Lead: Nathalie Durand,
Director, Americas Divison, Market Access Secretariat
Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Tel: 613-773-3491
Fax: 613-773-1616

Contact: Ricardo del Castillo
Senior Trade Policy Analyst, Americas Division, Market Access Secretariat
Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Tel: 613-773-1644
Fax: 613-773-2332

Working Group on Tariff Rate Quota Administration

(1999 NAFTA Commission)

Lead: Nathalie Durand,
Director, Americas Division, Market Access Secretariat
Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Tel: 613-773-3491
Fax: 613-773-1616

Contact: Ricardo del Castillo
Senior Trade Policy Analyst, Americas Division, Market Access Secretariat
Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Tel: 613-773-1644
Fax: 613-773-2332

Working Group on Agricultural Subsidies

(Chapter 7, Article 705.6)

Lead: Nathalie Durand,
Director, Americas Division, Market Access Secretariat
Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Tel: 613-773-3491
Fax: 613-773-1616

Contact: Ricardo del Castillo
Senior Trade Policy Analyst, Americas Division, Market Access Secretariat
Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Tel: 613-773-1644
Fax: 613-773-2332

Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes Regarding Agricultural Goods

(Chapter 7, Article 707)

Lead: Nathalie Durand,
Director, Americas Division, Market Access Secretariat
Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Tel: 613-773-3491
Fax: 613-773-1616

Contact: Ricardo del Castillo
Senior Trade Policy Analyst, Americas Division, Market Access Secretariat
Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Tel: 613-773-1644
Fax: 613-773-2332

Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

(Chapter 7, Article 722 and includes FTA Article 708 Working Groups)

Lead: Theresa Iuliano
Executive Director, Strategic Policy and International Affairs
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Tel: 613-773-5867
Fax: 613-773-5695

Contact: Judith Gelbman
Director, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures Division
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Tel: 613-944-8980
Fax: 613-943-0346

Technical Working Groups on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

(Chapter Seven, Article 722)

Lead: Theresa Iuliano
Executive Director, Strategic Policy and International Affairs
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Tel: 613-773-5867
Fax: 613-773-5695

Contact: Judith Gelbman
Director, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures Division
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Tel: 613-944-8980
Fax: 613-943-0346

Committee on Standards Related Measures (CSRM)

(Chapter Nine, Article 913)

Lead: Robert Brookfield
Director, Technical Barriers & Regulations Division
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Tel: 613-992-1617
Fax: 613-943-0346

Contact: Judith Gelbman
Director, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures Division
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Tel: 613-944-8980
Fax: 613-943-0346

Land Transportation Standards Sub-Committee

(Chapter Nine, Article 913.5(a)(i), Annex 913.5.a-1)

Lead: Annette Gibbons
Director General, Surface Transportation Policy
Transport Canada
Tel: 613-998-2689
Fax: 613-998-2686

Contact: Sébastien Richard
Policy Analyst, Highway and Border Policy
Transport Canada
Tel: 613-998-1904
Fax: 613-998-2686

Contact: Alex Vincic
Senior Trade Policy Officer, Technical Barriers & Regulations Division
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Tel: 613-944-0252
Fax: 613-943-0346

Telecommunications Standards Sub-Committee

(Chapter Nine, Article 913.5(a)(ii), Annex 913.5.a-2)

Lead: Peter Chau
Director, Technical Regulation and Conformance Directorate
Industry Canada
Tel: 613-990-4712
Fax: 613-957-8845

Contact: Christian Larose
Trade Policy Officer, Technical Barriers & Regulations Division
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Tel: 613-992-5339
Fax: 613-943-0346

Automotive Standards Council

(Chapter Nine, Article 913.5(a)(iii), Annex 913.5.a-3)

Lead: Merz Rustom
Director, Motor Vehicle Standards, Research and Development
Transport Canada
Tel: 613-998-2268
Fax: 613-990-2913

Contact: Marcin Gorzkowski
Senior Regulatory Development Engineer, Standards & Regulations
Transport Canada
Tel: 613-998-1967
Fax: 613-990-2913

Contact: Mark Cauchi
Director, Transportation Division
Environment Canada
Tel: 819-994-3706
Fax: 819-953-7815

Contact: Alex Vincic
Senior Trade Policy Officer, Technical Barriers & Regulations Division
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Tel: 613-944-0252
Fax: 613-943-0346

Sub-Committee on Labelling of Textile and Apparel Goods

(Chapter Nine, Article 913.5(a)(iv), Annex 913.5.a-4)

Lead: Warren Christian
Senior Competition Law Officer, Competition Bureau
Legislative and International Affairs
Industry Canada
Tel: 819-997-0726
Fax: 819-953-6400

Contact: Jordan Khan
Trade Policy Officer, Technical Barriers & Regulations Division
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Tel: 613-995-3293
Fax: 613-943-0346

Sub-Committee on Labelling of Packaging and Food Standards

Lead: Kathy Twardek
National Manager, Consumer Protection Division
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Tel: 613-773-5489
Fax: 613-773-5603

Contact: Nancy Ing
Senior Advisor, Interagency, International and CODEX Contact Point
Health Canada
Tel: 613-941-5163
Fax: 613-941-3537

Working Group on Government Procurement and Committee on Small Business

(Chapter Ten, Article 1021)

Lead: Carlos Vanderloo
Deputy Director, Government Procurement, Trade and Environment Division
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Tel: 613-944-1015
Fax: 613-996-0612

Investments Experts Group (IEG)

(Chapter 11)

Lead: Vern Mackay
Director, Investment Trade Policy Division
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Tel: 613-944-1596
Fax: 613-944-0679

Contact: Julie Boisvert
Deputy Director, Investment Trade Policy Division
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Tel: 613-944-8957
Fax: 613-944-0679

Working Group on Services

(Chapter 12)

Lead: Shendra Melia
Director, Services Trade Policy Division
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Tel: 613-944-2034
Fax: 613-944-0058

Contact: Vincent Sacchetti
Deputy Director, Services Trade Policy Division
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Tel: 613-944-1484
Fax: 613-944-0058

Financial Services Committee

(Chapter Fourteen, Article 1412, Annex 1412.1)

Lead: Jane Pearse
Director, Financial Institutions Division
Finance Canada
Tel: 613-992-1631
Fax: 613-943-1334

Contact: Manuel Dussault
Chief, Financial Services Trade and Relations Section
Financial Institutions Section
Finance Canada
Tel: 613-992-4013

Ad-Hoc Committee of Experts on Trade and Competition Policy

(Chapter Fifteen, Article 1504)

Lead: Julien Brazeau
Competition Law Officer, Legislative and International Affairs Branch
Competition Bureau
Industry Canada
Tel: 819-994-4649
Fax: 819-953-6400

Temporary Entry Working Group

(Chapter Sixteen, Article 1605)

Co-Lead: Phillip Massé
Director, Temporary Resident Policy and Program
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Tel: 613-957-0001
Fax: 613-954-0850

Co-Lead: Shendra Melia
Director, Services Trade Policy Division
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Tel: 613-944-2034
Fax: 613-944-0058

Contact: Etienne Boisjoli
Trade Policy Officer, Services Trade Policy Division
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Tel: 613-944-0792
Fax: 613-944-0058

Chapter 19 Operational Working Group

(Chapter 19 Article 1907.1)

Co-Lead: Nadine Mawle-Valenti
Counsel, Market Access & Trade Remedies Law Division, Trade Law Bureau
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Tel: 613-944-7060
Fax: 613-944-0027

Co-Lead: Patricia Langan Torell
Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Canadian Section, Trade Law Bureau
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Tel: 613-992-9380
Fax: 613-992-9392

Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes

(Chapter Twenty, Article 2022)

Lead: Reuben East
Counsel, Investment and Services Law Divison
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Tel: 613-996-1835
Fax: 613-944-0027

Contact: Cecilia Delfino
Paralegal, Market Access and Trade Remedies Law
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Tel: 613-944-8008
Fax: 613-944-3213