Jonathan Fried

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the WTO

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the World Trade Organization and other international organizations, Geneva. Former: Ambassador to Japan; Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean, IMF; Senior Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister; Canada’s G-7 and G-20 Finance Deputy; and at Canada’s Foreign Ministry, Associate Deputy Minister; Assistant Deputy Minister for Trade, Economic and Environmental Policy; Chief Negotiator on China’s World Trade Organization accession; Director-General for Trade Policy; and Chief Counsel for NAFTA. BA and LLB, University of Toronto; LLM, Columbia.



18 January 2016
After four days of intense talks plus 24 hours of overtime, 162 ministers walked out of the trade talks in Nairobi having agreed on six things. All of them aim to improve the terms of trade in agricultural products and for developing countries. And 53 members (who together represent over 90% of...