Colin Barker – Global Affairs Canada

Colin Barker – Director, Softwood Lumber Division, Global Affairs Canada

Colin assumed the role of Director of the Softwood Lumber Division in January 2017. Between 2011 and 2015 Colin was a First Secretary in Canada’s Mission to the European Union in Brussels where he was responsible for advocacy on trade files in the European Parliament and supported the negotiation of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).  Prior to that assignment, Colin worked in several areas of trade policy in Ottawa including investment, government procurement and services.  Colin’s work experience includes NAFTA, the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement, the WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services, the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement, and negotiations with Japan, India and the Trans-Pacific Partnership countries.  Colin was also a member of the Softwood Lumber Division between 2007 and 2009, immediately following the implementation of the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement.

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