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WASHINGTON (April 2023) - Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is pleased to announce that Daniel Pickard, shareholder and leader of the firm’s International Trade and National Security practice group, is named to the 2023-2024 United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Binational Panel Roster. Pickard has been appointed to the panel since 2021. 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 14 NAFTA and USMCA disputes involving 27 U.S. companies and 5 Trade Associations, over 5 million U.S. workers, and more than $241 billion in subject merchandise.

Pickard has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in international trade and national security related matters. In 2022, he was selected to chair a NAFTA binational panel reviewing the final determination of the antidumping duty investigation on imports of certain softwood lumber products from Canada. He also was appointed to Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC) 5 which focuses on critical minerals and nonferrous metals, two issues of increasing national security importance. He has been a member of ITAC since 2014. He has also previously served as a panelist of the NAFTA Chapter 19 Binational Panel Roster.