BLG’s International Trade Group offers clients representation and sound practical solutions to legal and strategic issues arising in all areas of international and internal trade. The Group offers services to governments, industries and businesses. We have extensive experience in multilateral, regional and domestic trade regulation from both governmental and private sector perspectives.
BLG offers you timely and effective representation driven by a multidisciplinary team of professionals. Drawing from experience and expertise in every aspect of domestic and international trade law, a number of our members are also knowledgeable in other aspects of the trade industry beyond legal issues.
BLG has the largest private sector WTO law practice outside of the United States and the European Union. Members of our Group have represented governments and private interests in Geneva in WTO proceedings, in NAFTA dispute settlement proceedings concerning Mexico, the United States and Canada, in dispute settlement proceedings under domestic trade agreements and in courts and tribunals throughout Canada. We have advised on numerous major international trade negotiations. We have provided advice and representation on all aspects of Canadian law applicable to trade in goods, including customs issues, anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard measures, trade in services, trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights, government procurement, import/export restraints, trade sanctions, domestic internal measures and inter-provincial trade issues.
One member of BLG’s International Trade Group is former General Counsel at the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, Canada’s trade remedy agency. During that time, he represented the agency in trade remedy proceedings and in appeals under the Special Import Measures Act.
As one of the leading trade practices in Canada, our International Trade Group offers decades of experience in the delivery of exceptional service, helping to achieve our clients’ goals.