BIAC Canada: A Benefit for Canadian Business
Business at OECD (BIAC) is the doorway to providing private sector input to the OECD policy deliberations. Each of the 35 industrialized countries of the OECD has a business association that is a member of BIAC. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the Canadian member of BIAC. The participation of Canadian business in Business at OECD is implemented through BIAC Canada as a council of the Canadian Chamber.
What is Business at OECD?
- An international business network with global membership.
- A cross-industry diverse group with a common mission: to advocate for open markets and private sector-led growth.
- A trusted partner to the OECD and other international institutions.
BIAC Canada ensures the voice of Canadian business is heard in international fora and in OECD policy.
Meet our Co-Chairs
Milos Barutciski and the Hon. Ted Menzies co-chair the BIAC Canada network.
Milos Barutciski chairs the International Trade and Investment Group at Bennett Jones LLP. He has represented Canadian and international clients in trade and investment disputes, treaty negotiations, regulatory investigations and other aspects of international business law and dispute resolution.
Milos has advised governments and state enterprises regarding international regulatory matters and has negotiated international agreements on behalf of the Government of Canada. He has represented Fortune 500 companies and companies listed on the TSX, NYSE, NASDAQ, European and Asian stock exchanges in corruption, sanctions, cartel and other international compliance matters, including investigations by the RCMP, Canada Border Services Agency, Global Affairs Canada, the Competition Bureau and joint investigations with the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. SEC, the European Commission and other authorities.
Milos is a member of the executive board of the International Chamber of Commerce (Paris), Past President of the International Law Association (London), Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and Past Chair of the International Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association.
Hon. Ted Menzies
During a lengthy career in primary grain, pulse crop and oilseed production, Ted played an active role in agricultural and international trade policy development through various commodity organizations, such as President of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers, founding Vice President of Grain Growers of Canada, President of Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance and many other boards and committees.
Ted was first elected as the Member of Parliament in 2004 for the federal riding of Macleod. In 2006, he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for International Trade and the Canadian International Development Agency and in 2007, Parliamentary Secretary for Finance.
In 2011, Ted was appointed to the Queens Privy Council as Minister of State for Finance. This role included involvement with international development banks, APEC and the Governor’s role at the Finance Ministers table of the OECD. Ted retired from politics in 2014.
Ted most recently headed CropLife Canada until retiring in December 2016.
BIAC Canada Members
Business Council of Canada
Canadian Bankers Association
Canadian Chemistry Industry Association
Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association
Insurance Bureau of Canada
Mining Association of Canada
Sun Life Financial
TD Bank Group
Become a Member of BIAC Canada
Join a growing network of Canadian business organizations.
- Be nominated as a Business at OECD representative in an area of concern to your organization.
- Participate in policy discussions with other global business representatives.
- Engage with governments at the highest level.
- Provide perspectives to the OECD before international recommendations are considered in the national context.
- Have first-hand access to cutting-edge OECD data to inform national discussions.
Business at OECD Representatives
Business representatives participate in BIAC policy groups through teleconferences and face-to-face meetings to discuss policy issues, draft consensus business views and ensure those views are reflected in the OECD’s policy guidance and instruments.
Business representatives advocate the messages of business and can make an impact in OECD discussions. They can engage with OECD leadership, senior government officials, committees and related working groups.
Join BIAC Canada Today
To join BIAC Canada or for more information, please contact: Carole Presseault, Project Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 613.796.0422.
To find out more about Business at OECD, please visit biac.org.
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