Washington, D.C., April 22, 2022 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is pleased to announce that Daniel B. Pickard, shareholder and chair of the firm’s International Trade and National Security practice group, is named to the 2022-2023 United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Binational Panel Roster. The panelists play a critical role in helping resolve trade disputes between the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
The USMCA provides an independent binational dispute settlement panel process as an alternative to judicial review by the parties’ domestic courts. The USMCA Secretariat is currently administering 18 NAFTA and USMCA disputes involving 49 U.S. companies and 5 Trade Associations, over 5 million U.S. workers, and more than $241 billion in subject merchandise.
Pickard previously served as a member of the NAFTA Chapter 19 dispute settlement process that has been replaced by USMCA Chapter 10.
“It is an honor to be appointed to the roster once again. The USMCA dispute resolution process is extraordinarily important in resolving trade issues among the North American trading partners,” said Pickard.