International Trade

Webinar – The trans-pacific partnership agreement

Canada’s Chief Negotiator for the TPP answers your questions

Monday, June 13, 2016 from 9 A.M. to 10 A.M.


Kirsten Hillman

Kirsten Hillman

Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade Policy and Negotiations, and Canada’s Chief Negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Global Affairs Canada

Biography >

Ms. Kirsten Hillman is the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Trade Agreements and Negotiations Branch at Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and also Canada’s Chief Negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Ms. Hillman also served as the Senior Legal Adviser at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the WTO, and Director of the Technical Barriers and Regulations Division.  Ms. Hillman worked for a number of years in the Legal Branch at DFAIT, first in the Oceans and Environmental Law Division and then in the Trade Law Bureau.  During her years in trade law Ms. Hillman represented Canada as lead counsel before panels and the Appellate Body of the WTO and managed Canada’s international investor-state arbitration under the NAFTA.

Ms. Hillman has significant experience in international dispute resolution and was appointed by the Director General of the WTO to serve as arbitrator in a dispute between New Zealand and Australia. She has also served on the Department of Justice Dispute Resolution Committee, the NAFTA Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes and as Chairperson for the Compliance Committee under the UN-ECE LRTAP Convention.

Prior to becoming a public servant Ms. Hillman practised law in Montréal, in the area of commercial litigation. Ms. Hillman holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Civil Law and a Bachelor of Common Law from McGill University.



    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a free trade agreement initiated by the United States, which currently includes 12 countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, the United States, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. Thailand, the Philippines, and South Korea have also expressed their interest in joining the discussions.

    Over the course of this one-hour activity, Canada’s Chief Negotiator will answer all of the questions you may have about this agreement:

    • Learn more about the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, the ongoing consultation process, and the next steps
    • Find out about potential markets of interest for your business

What will you learn?

Who is it for?

The activity will be held in French.


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514 871-4001

Comments and suggestions

Line Leblond
Project Manager, Training

The workshop expenses are tax deductible (provicial and federal).

The cost of the workshop is eligible as an expense under the 1% Training Investment.

Cancellation policyNo reservations, cancellations or refunds as of 2 days before the event. Participant substitutions are accepted at no extra charge until the event is held. Please note that only written cancellation notices sent by fax at 514 871-5971 or by email at will be accepted.




    This webinar will provide a better understanding of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement by addressing the following subjects:

    • The history of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
    • The agreement in brief
    • A description of the results
    • Consultations on the TPP
    • The next steps


  • General directors and CEOs of companies that export
  • Export and import directors or managers

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  • EDC
The "Exporting Québec" initiative 
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"Exporting Québec" initiative:

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WTC Montréal receives financial
support from Canada
Economic Development.

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Centers Associations


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