Meeting with Canadian Embassy Trade Team on TPP Interest and Other Recent Issues

Date: 1/5/12

Please join us on  for a meeting with the following officials from the Canadian embassy:

Paul Robertson – Minister, Economic

Martin Moen, Minister – Counselor, Economic and Trade Policy

Frederique Delapree – Second Secretary (Trade Policy)

They will brief us on Canada’s interest in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, update us on their process of bilateral consultation with TPP partners and are interested in hearing from NFTC members on your views on Canada’s membership and issues of concern. The embassy has also invited trade officials from Ottawa to join us so we’ll update you if we add others to the meeting.

Other issues for discussion include the recent release of the Canada-US Regulatory Cooperation Council’s work plan; Canadian PM Stephen Harper’s recent visit to Washington and recent developments with respect to the Beyond the Border initiative.

If there are other specific areas you would like them to address, please let me know and I can add that to their agenda for discussion.

This meeting is off the record.

Please RSVP by email to if you will attend.

Background on Canada and the TPP

Request for comments on Canada’s interest in joining the TPP:

“Analysts praise ‘decisive shift’ to TPP: Some Caution Asian Engagement is as Much about Building Capacity in Canada as Selling Goods Abroad”

“It Hurts Dancing to Supply Management’s Tune”

"U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council Joint Action Plan"

"Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness"

Thanks and best regards,

Chuck Dittrich
Vice President, Regional Trade Initiatives
National Foreign Trade Council
1625 K Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (202) 887-0278
Direct Line: (202) 464-2022
Fax: (202) 452-8160