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Feds name new chair of Canadian International Trade Tribunal

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 @ 7:39 AM | By John Chunn


The federal Department of Finance announced that Frédéric Seppey will be appointed chairperson of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) for a term beginning Jan. 4, 2021. Seppey will replace Jean Bédard

According to a press release from the Department of Finance, since January 2018, Seppey has served as the assistant deputy minister of market and industry services at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. From 2013 to 2018, Seppey served as Canada’s chief negotiator for agriculture, where he led agricultural talks as part of the negotiations for the new North American Free Trade Agreement, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

“With his extensive experience on trade and business development, Frédéric Seppey will be an excellent chairperson of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal. I trust he will do an outstanding job delivering on the mandate of the tribunal. I would also like to express my sincere appreciation to outgoing chairperson Jean Bédard for all his work over the last six years,” Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland is quoted as saying in the press release.