Mark Warner Comments on the Speech by Governor of Bank of Canada on the Costs of Protectionism

Mark Warner Comments on the Speech by Governor of Bank of Canada on the Costs of Protectionism

Mark Warner appeared on Global National commenting on the speech by the Governor of the Bank of Canada, Stephen Poloz, touting the advantages of openness to more foreign investment, immigration and free trade in the wake of the threats to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and immigration and refugee concerns arising from the Trump Administration in the United States. (March 28, 2017) Mr. Warner is a Canadian and U.S. lawyer who has practiced in Toronto, Washington, DC and New York and has advised governments on trade policy and trade negotiations and previously worked on trade and competition issues as counsel in the OECD Trade Directorate. Mr. Warner was Legal Director of the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Trade and advised Ontario in the Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA) negotiations advised on matters including: Cross Border Trade in Services; Temporary Entry and Stay of Natural Persons for Business Purposes; Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications; and Regulatory Cooperation. Mr. Warner also advised on procurement issues in the Canada-U.S. Agreement on Government Procurement, on several NAFTA Chapter 11 Investor-State arbitrations and led the Province’s legal team for the insolvency / restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler. He is co-author of a leading Canadian trade law treatise, has also published numerous articles and has been invited to speak at conferences around the world.

Mark Warner Comments on Latest Threats from Belgium’s Walloon Region to Block Final Ratification of CETA

Mark Warner was interviewed on Sirius XM Arlene Bynon Show about the latest threats by the Belgian Wallonia region to block the final EU ratification of the Canada-European Union Trade Agreement (CETA) (March 27, 2017) Mr. Warner was Legal Director of the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Trade and advised Ontario in the CETA negotiations and on several NAFTA Chapter 11 Investor-State arbitrations. Mr. Warner, a Canadian and U.S. lawyer, has  previously worked on trade and competition issues as counsel in the OECD Trade Directorate. As a partner in a leading boutique law firm in Brussels specializing in European and international law, Mr. Warner negotiated with European Commission Competition officials the first ever notified merger of companies from accession countries (Polish and Czech oil companies) following EU expansion in 2004.

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Mark Warner Comments About Canada’s Response to U.S. Calls for Domestic Content & Buy American Legislation

Mark Warner was quoted in the Toronto Star about the recent letter from the Canadian Ambassador to the United States to four U.S. Senators in response to  their demands for domestic content purchasing requirements and “Buy American” legislation in the U.S. (March 20, 2017) Mr. Warner is a Canadian and U.S. lawyer who has practiced in Toronto, Washington, DC and New York and has advised governments on trade policy and trade negotiations and previously worked on trade and competition issues as counsel in the OECD Trade Directorate. Mr. Warner was Legal Director of the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Trade and advised Ontario in the Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA) negotiations, on procurement issues in the Canada-U.S. Agreement on Government Procurement, on several NAFTA Chapter 11 Investor-State arbitrations and led the Province’s legal team for the insolvency / restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler. He is co-author of a leading Canadian trade law treatise, has also published numerous articles and has been invited to speak at conferences around the world.

Mark Warner Interviewed About PM Trudeau’s Comments on Tweaking NAFTA & Trump’s Immigration Orders

Mark Warner was interviewed on Zoomer Radio AM740 and in the Christian Science Monitor about Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau’s comments on “tweaking” the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and immigration and refugee issues arising from the Trump Administration’s executive orders on immigration. (March 15, 2017) Mr. Warner is a Canadian and U.S. lawyer who has practiced in Toronto, Washington, DC and New York and has advised governments on trade policy and trade negotiations and previously worked on trade and competition issues as counsel in the OECD Trade Directorate. Mr. Warner was Legal Director of the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Trade and advised Ontario in the Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA) negotiations advised on matters including: Cross Border Trade in Services; Temporary Entry and Stay of Natural Persons for Business Purposes; Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications; and Regulatory Cooperation. Mr. Warner also advised on procurement issues in the Canada-U.S. Agreement on Government Procurement, on several NAFTA Chapter 11 Investor-State arbitrations and led the Province’s legal team for the insolvency / restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler. He is co-author of a leading Canadian trade law treatise, has also published numerous articles and has been invited to speak at conferences around the world.

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Mark Warner Interviewed About Prospects for a WTO Challenge to the Proposed U.S. Border Adjustment Tax

Mr. Warner was interviewed on NPR‘s Marketplace about prospects for  a World Trade Organization (WTO) challenge to the proposals to replace the U.S. Federal corporate income tax with a “destination-based cash-flow tax” (DBCFT) – sometimes referred to as a “border adjustment tax” (BAT). (March 15, 2017) This is the latest round of longstanding attempts to address the perceived trade disadvantage to U.S. exports from the permitted deduction of indirect taxes like Value Added Taxes (VAT) as opposed to direct taxes like corporate income taxes. As Legal Director of the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Trade, Mr. Warner provided advice to the Government of Ontario on the design of the Green Energy Act and related WTO dispute settlement proceedings, participated in the Canada-European Union Trade Agreement (CETA) negotiations, and advised on various NAFTA Chapter 11 investor-state arbitration matters involving Ontario. He also previously worked on trade and competition issues as counsel in the OECD Trade Directorate where he harmful tax competition issues, participated in the negotiations of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment and represented the OECD at meetings of the WTO Working Group on Trade and Competition Policy and the Working Group on Trade and Investment. Mr. Warner advises businesses, governments and trade associations on trade negotiations and trade disputes.

Mark Warner Discusses Implications for Canada from the Robert Lighthizer USTR Confirmation Hearings

Mark Warner was interviewed on BNN about the confirmation hearings of President Trump’s United States Trade Representative (USTR) nominee Robert Lighthizer and implications for Canada and the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). (March 15, 2017) Mr. Warner is a Canadian and U.S. lawyer who has practiced in Toronto, Washington, DC and New York and has advised governments on trade policy and trade negotiations and previously worked on trade and competition issues as counsel in the OECD Trade Directorate. Mr. Warner was Legal Director of the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Trade and advised Ontario in the Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA) negotiations, on procurement issues in the Canada-U.S. Agreement on Government Procurement, on several NAFTA Chapter 11 Investor-State arbitrations and led the Province’s legal team for the insolvency / restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler. He is co-author of a leading Canadian trade law treatise, has also published numerous articles and has been invited to speak at conferences around the world.

Mark Warner Comments on “Concessions” Expected from Canada and Mexico in NAFTA Renegotiations

Mark Warner was interviewed on CBC Power and Politics and the Arlene Bynon show on CanadaTalks SiriusXM 167 on  recent comments by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on expected concessions from Canada and Mexico in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). (March 9, 2017) Mr. Warner is a Canadian and U.S. lawyer who has practiced in Toronto, Washington, DC and New York and has advised governments on trade policy and trade negotiations and previously worked on trade and competition issues as counsel in the OECD Trade Directorate. Mr. Warner was Legal Director of the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Trade and advised Ontario in the Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA) negotiations, on procurement issues in the Canada-U.S. Agreement on Government Procurement, on several NAFTA Chapter 11 Investor-State arbitrations and led the Province’s legal team for the insolvency / restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler. He is co-author of a leading Canadian trade law treatise, has also published numerous articles and has been invited to speak at conferences around the world.

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Mark Warner Participates in University of Toronto Panel Discussion on the Future of Regional Trade Agreements

Mark Warner participated in a panel discussion at the University of Toronto on the future of mega-regional trade agreements in light of the demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), uncertainty over the final ratification and application of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and pending renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). (March 7, 2017) Mr. Warner is a Canadian and U.S. lawyer who has practiced in Toronto, Washington, DC and New York and has advised governments on trade policy and trade negotiations and previously worked on trade and competition issues as counsel in the OECD Trade Directorate. Mr. Warner was Legal Director of the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Trade led Ontario’s legal team in the CETA negotiations, provided advice on the design of the Green Energy Act and related WTO dispute settlement proceedings, advised on various NAFTA Chapter 11 investor-state arbitration, and on procurement issues in the Canada-U.S. Agreement on Government Procurement. He is co-author of a leading Canadian trade law treatise, has also published numerous articles and has been invited to speak at conferences around the world.

Mark Warner Comments on the Timing of Trump’s Formal Notification of NAFTA Renegotiations to Congress

Mark Warner commented on timing calculations surrounding President Trump’s decision when to formally notify the U.S. Congress that he intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). (March 1, 2017) Mr. Warner is a Canadian and U.S. lawyer who has practiced in Toronto, Washington, DC and New York and has advised governments on trade policy and trade negotiations and previously worked on trade and competition issues as counsel in the OECD Trade Directorate. Mr. Warner was Legal Director of the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Trade and advised Ontario in the Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA) negotiations, on procurement issues in the Canada-U.S. Agreement on Government Procurement, on several NAFTA Chapter 11 Investor-State arbitrations and led the Province’s legal team for the insolvency / restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler. He is co-author of a leading Canadian trade law treatise, has also published numerous articles and has been invited to speak at conferences around the world.

Mark Warner Comments About the Implications of President Trump’s “Buy American” Policies for Canada

Mark Warner was interviewed on Global National about the implications of  President Trump’s “Buy American” in policy for Canada. (March 1, 2017) Mr. Warner is a Canadian and U.S. lawyer who has practiced in Toronto, Washington, DC and New York and has advised governments on trade policy and trade negotiations and previously worked on trade and competition issues as counsel in the OECD Trade Directorate. Mr. Warner was Legal Director of the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Trade and advised Ontario in the Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA) negotiations, on procurement issues in the Canada-U.S. Agreement on Government Procurement, on several NAFTA Chapter 11 Investor-State arbitrations and led the Province’s legal team for the insolvency / restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler. He is co-author of a leading Canadian trade law treatise, has also published numerous articles and has been invited to speak at conferences around the world.

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