Deputy Prime Minister Announces Appointments to Canada International Trade Tribunal

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July 8, 2022 - Ottawa, Ontario - Department of Finance Canada

The Government of Canada is committed to appointing highly qualified candidates able to best serve the interests of Canadians, through open, transparent and merit-based selection processes for all Governor-in-Council appointments.

In keeping with this commitment, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, today announced the appointment for Eric Wildhaber as a Temporary member of the Canada International Trade Tribunal (CITT) for a term of 3 years effective July 25, 2022.

Also announced today was the reappointment of Serge Fréchette as a temporary member of the CITT for an additional one-year term. Mr. Fréchette was first appointed in this capacity in September 2018.

Quotes

"The Canadian International Trade Tribunal is recognized at home and around the world as a centre of excellence in the fair and timely adjudication of trade matters. I want to congratulate Mr. Fréchette for continuing his service for an additional term and Mr. Wildhaber for accepting a position as a Temporary Member.”

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance

Quick facts

  • The CITT is an independent quasi-judicial adjudicative body that reports to Parliament through the Minister of Finance.

  • The CITT supports the government’s objective of a fair and secure Canadian marketplace by providing Canadian and international businesses with access to fair, transparent and timely adjudication of trade and tariff matters.

  • The CITT conducts inquiries into dumping, subsidy, and procurement complaints; hears appeals of decisions of the Canada Border Services Agency and the Canada Revenue Agency; conducts safeguard inquiries; and provides advice to the government and/or to the Minister of Finance on economic, trade, and tariff issues. 

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