Global’s international trade practice helps improve access to integrated markets for clients in a variety of sectors. As free trade, economic integration, and investment liberalization are questioned, we assist companies in developing strategies to improve market access. We understand the tariffs, quotas, investment restrictions and technical barriers that can disrupt the flow of trade. We know how to defend client interests and where to find growth and opportunity which are essential for companies seeking new market access and supply chain opportunities. We have assisted clients with product-specific issues, including trade liberalization, intellectual property, regulatory and standard alignment and dispute settlement issues.


Lead Contact:
Michael Mactaggart
Telephone: 416-597-3473


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Jason Ennis">Ennis

Vice President, Edmonton

Phone: 403-819-3373


Jason’s 16-year career with the Alberta Government started in his local MLA’s Constituency Office in Airdrie, where he worked while completing his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Calgary.  Upon graduation, Jason served in the Legislature for 12 years in a variety of roles including Senior Research Officer for the Government Members’ Caucus, Chief of Staff to the Minister of Restructuring and Government Efficiency, Director of the Government Members’ Caucus, Chief of Staff to the Minister of Energy, and finally Executive Assistant to Premier Ed Stelmach.

In 2011, Jason joined Alberta’s public service and served as Executive Director for International Policy and Strategic Services in the ministry of International and Intergovernmental Relations, and as Executive Director for Strategy and Business Integration in the department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Michael Mactaggart">Mactaggart

Senior Associate

Telephone: 416-597-3473


Michael Mactaggart is a Senior Associate with Global’s Agri-Food, Consumer and Trade practice groups. He provides sector-specific regulatory, legislative and communications advice and has extensive knowledge of Canada’s consumer product safety regime and chemicals management plan. Michael’s policy focus has involved: managing international regulatory alignment initiatives for product sectors; chemical and risk-based hazard assessments; managing new product safety regulatory standards; privacy and online behavioural advertising practices; and, international trading relations and tariff controls. Prior to joining Global, Michael was with a multinational law firm where he worked as a political and communications consultant in the firm’s global government relations and regulatory practices in Edinburgh, Scotland. Michael holds an LLB from the University of Edinburgh and BA (Hon) in Communications from Queen’s University.


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