Global Affairs - Minister of International Trade Ministerial Appointments

The Minister of International Trade is responsible for appointments to these different entities, which perform a variety of different functions.

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Advisory Council (ABAC)

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council was established in 1995 by APEC Leaders. ABAC presents recommendations to APEC Leaders in an annual dialogue and advises APEC officials on business sector priorities and concerns. 

ABAC comprises up to three senior business people from each APEC economy. Canadian members are appointed by the Prime Minister following a recommendation by the Minister of International Trade.

For more information on the Council, visit the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Advisory Council website.

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Advisory Council opportunities

There are no current opportunities available.

Various International Trade and International Investment Dispute Settlement Bodies

A number of international trade and investment agreements to which Canada is a party provide for the establishment of rosters of persons available to serve on dispute settlement bodies. Should a dispute arise under the agreement, individuals from the roster are named to the dispute settlement body through a process specified in the relevant agreement to determine the dispute in accordance with the provisions of the agreement. Please see similar opportunities under GIC Appointments.

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – Article 2022 Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes

This Advisory Committee reports and provides recommendations to the NAFTA Commission on general issues referred to it by the Commission respecting the availability, use and effectiveness of arbitration and other procedures for the resolution of private international commercial disputes in the free trade area.

The Committee comprises up to 10 members from each NAFTA Party, up to two of whom may be officials representing the Party and up to eight of whom may be selected from outside the Government. Each NAFTA Party appoints its own members of the Committee and establishes terms for their appointment.

For more information about this Advisory Committee visit the website of the NAFTA Secretariat.

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – Article 2022 Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes opportunities

The Government of Canada is seeking approximately 8 appointees to this Committee.

Canada – European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) – Chapter 29 (General State to State) Roster – Anticipatory

Following provisional application of this provision, this roster will be established pursuant to Article 29.8 of CETA and will be used to constitute arbitral panels to determine disputes covered by Chapter 29 of the Agreement. Chapter 29 applies to any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of the provisions of CETA, except as otherwise provided.

The Chapter provides for the establishment of a roster of at least 15 nominees: five from each Party to CETA and five who are not nationals of either Party who could serve as chair of an arbitral panel. An individual is appointed to the roster by the CETA Joint Committee. CETA does not provide for a set term of appointment to a roster. The Government of Canada is seeking approximately 8-10 appointees to this roster, including appointees who are not citizens or permanent residents of either Canada or any EU member state.

For more information about CETA visit the website of Global Affairs Canada.

Canada – European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) – Chapter 29 (General State to State) Roster – Anticipatory opportunities

The Government of Canada is seeking approximately 8-10 appointees to this roster, including appointees who are not citizens or permanent residents of either Canada or any EU member state.

Please also see International Trade and International Investment Dispute Settlement Bodies for the following similar opportunities:

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