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International Trade

To succeed in a complex global marketplace, organizations need a legal partner with hands-on experience who can help them use trade agreements to their strategic advantage — and provide effective advice and proven solutions for the complicated compliance issues these agreements create.

From export controls and customs compliance to international trade litigation and government relations, the Gowling WLG International Trade Group takes the time to understand the unique challenges faced by each client, and creates customized solutions to help them achieve their business objectives.

Comprehensive coverage

Representing leading Canadian and foreign manufacturers, importers, exporters, industry associations and governments, our team delivers effective, practical solutions to a wide range of international trade issues, including:

  • Anti-dumping and countervail inquiries
  • Customs classification
  • Valuation and AMPS penalties
  • Import and export controls
  • Strategic use of trade and investment agreements, including WTO and NAFTA
  • Investor-state provisions of NAFTA Chapter 11

With particular expertise in trade-related intellectual property matters and issues related to the importation of food and natural health products, Gowling WLG is the right choice for complex international trade support.

A proven track record

As a client, you can be confident in our litigation track record of successfully representing clients before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and NAFTA panels.

As a result of our success, industry publications such as Chambers Global, International Who’s Who of Trade & Customs Lawyers and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory consistently recognize our team’s leadership in trade and customs law.

Unsurpassed experience

With a practice that includes members who directly assisted in the negotiation and implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, you can rely on the Gowling WLG International Trade Law Group to deliver unique, effective solutions to your trade concerns.

Learn more

To learn more about how we can support your international trade needs, please contact Wendy Wagner or any member of our team.

Key Contact

Wendy J. Wagner
Wendy J. Wagner

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International Trade Client Work

Voyageur Airways acquired by Chorus Aviation

ClientWork May 1, 2015

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Voyageur Airways acquired by Chorus Aviation

ClientWork May 1, 2015

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