Cameron LLP Participates in Trade Case Victory

Cameron LLP represented the Canadian province of Saskatchewan in an important victory with significant implications for dispute settlement under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The case, Canadian Wheat Board v. United States, successfully challenged the United States’ refusal to properly implement the ruling of a binational panel under NAFTA Chapter 19. In refusing to give full effect to the NAFTA panel’s ruling, the United States had called into question the efficacy of the NAFTA dispute settlement system. The U.S. Court of International Trade ruled in favor of the Canadian parties and ordered the United States to implement retroactive as well as prospective relief. Cameron LLP partner Michele Sherman Davenport represented Saskatchewan in this proceeding.