Canada-UK TCA roster

A number of international trade and investment agreements to which Canada is a party provide for the establishment of rosters of persons available to serve on dispute settlement bodies.


Deadline to apply extended to April 19, 2022

At this time, the Government of Canada is seeking applicants for appointment to the Agreement on Trade Continuity between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Canada (“Canada-UK TCA”) roster. We would be grateful if you could share this message with your members in the hope they might be interested in applying.

Candidates should apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 19, 2022 via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Cover letters should be addressed to the Chairperson of the Selection Committee, Trade Law Bureau, Global Affairs Canada, and should be sent only through the online application. Questions may be directed to: appointments-nominations.jlt@international.gc.ca

Canada-UK TCA Chapter 29 (General State to State) Roster:

This roster will be established pursuant to Article 29.8 of Canada-UK TCA and will be used to constitute arbitral panels to determine disputes covered by Chapter 29 of the Agreement. Chapter 29 applies to any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of the provisions of Canada-UK TCA, except as otherwise provided. The Chapter provides for the establishment of a roster of at least 15 nominees: five from each Party to Canada-UK TCA and five who are not nationals of either Party who could serve as chair of an arbitral panel. An individual is appointed to the roster by the Canada-UK Joint Committee. The Agreement does not provide for a set term of appointment to a roster.

The Government of Canada is seeking approximately 8-10 appointees to this roster, including appointees who are not citizens or permanent residents of either Canada or United Kingdom.

Further details about the Agreement on Trade Continuity between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Canada can be found on the website of Global Affairs Canada.