WINTER 2019 (date tbc): CTPL Certificate Program in Trade Negotiations Skills: NAFTA 2.0
February 11, 2019 — February 13, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM — 4:30 PM
|Location:||Downtown Ottawa, location TBC|
|Key Contact:||Lisa Scheltema|
|Contact Phone:||613 520 2600 ext. 6523|
DATE: WINTER 2019 (tbc)
The re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA 2.0) started on August 16, 2017, in Washington. This course is designed to provide participants with as-close- real-life-as possible experience of what it would be like to be participating in one of four Working Groups (trade in goods, trade in services, investment and intellectual property rights) in these negotiations. The course is highly-interactive, using a simulation of a hypothetical Canada-US-Mexico negotiation to provide hands-on experience in how to prepare, conduct and finalize a trade agreement to advance Canada’s commercial interests. The course is designed and delivered by former senior Canadian trade negotiators and diplomats to make the course as practical and “real world” as possible.
Terry Collins-Williams, former Deputy Chief Negotiator, and Lead Negotiator for Non-Agricultural Market Access for Canada, in the Doha Round of trade negotiations at the WTO.
Don Stephenson, former ADM Trade, DFATD; former Canadian Ambassador to the WTO
Phil Rourke, Executive Director, CTPL; Lecturer at Carleton (NPSIA), uOttawa (Faculty of Law)