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Peter Jarosz has over 20 years’ international trade law experience. His practice focuses on anti-dumping, countervailing (anti-subsidy) and safeguards. He assists clients on matters relating to import/export compliance, including export controls, defence production and controlled goods, customs duties (tariff classification, value for duty and rules of origin), and Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) issues.

An area of particular interest for Peter is challenging and defending federal government procurement actions. His work in this space is enhanced by his experience as legal counsel to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the independent quasi-judicial body that administers and adjudicates international and Canadian rules that govern trade and federal government procurement.

Representative Matters

Counsel for a party or for the CITT on over 100 trade law and procurement proceedings from 1998 to present, including:

  • Steel safeguards
  • Welded pipe (first-ever WTO dispute involving the CITT)
  • Aluminum extrusions, bicycles (counsel for Canadian industry)
  • Fasteners (counsel for importers and foreign governments)

Teaching Engagements

Occasional lecturer:

  • McGill University
  • Queen’s Law School
  • University of Ottawa Law School


Media Mentions

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2022 as a leader in Trade & Customs

Education & Admissions

Called to the Ontario bar
LLBUniversity of Ottawa
BA (Economics)Carleton University


Insights (10 Posts)

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Procurement in Ontario: Current State-of-Play

Potential changes to procurement in Ontario include the operationalization of Supply Ontario and "Buy Ontario" legislation.

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Mar 8, 2023
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“Seller Beware?”: New Anti-Forced Labour Provisions in Federal Government Contracts

Anti-forced labour contract clauses for federal procurement came into effect November 2021, permitting the federal government to terminate contracts.

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Jan 10, 2023
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Budget 2022 Amends Legislation to Tackle Unfairly Traded Imports

Changes announced in Budget 2022 make it easier for Canadian producers to tackle unfairly traded imports.

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Apr 13, 2022
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Federal Government Launches Consultations on Remedies Against Low-Priced Imports

A review of the stakeholder engagement process for proposed amendments to the Special Import Measures Act and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act

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Sep 13, 2021
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“Time Machine or Cash Machine?”: Federal Procurement Basics #3 (Compensation and other Remedies)

A review of the remedies in a federal procurement complaint to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT)

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Aug 18, 2021
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Beware of Petroleum and Potassium from Belarus! Canada Imposes New Sectoral Sanctions

On August 9, 2021, Canada announced sectoral sanctions under the Special Economic Measures Act (“SEMA”) against Belarus.

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Aug 15, 2021
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Cracking the Code – A Few Key Considerations for Developing Codes of Conduct

Codes of Conduct are an important tool for companies to mitigate legal and reputational risk by promoting ethical and responsible conduct of their employees.

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Jun 30, 2021
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Federal Procurement Basics #2: The Many Grounds for Federal Procurement Challenges: A ‘Keeping It Simple’ Summary

A review of the grounds for filing a federal procurement complaint to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT)

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Jun 1, 2021
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Federal Procurement Update #1: Filing a Complaint at the Canadian International Trade Tribunal: A Sprint Rather than a Marathon

A review of when and how to file a federal procurement complaint to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT)

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May 5, 2021
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Federal Procurement Complaints: CITT Passes Milestone in 2020/2021

A review of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) procurement review mandate for 2020/2021.

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Apr 19, 2021