Philippe Pelletier

WTO Secretariat
, World Trade Organization
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Philippe Pelletier is a licensed attorney in Quebec, Canada, and since 2009 he works as a Legal Affairs Officer in the Intellectual Property Division of the World Trade Organization's Secretariat (WTO). He works with the Secretariat team supporting the work of the WTO Committee on Government Procurement and the negotiations under the Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA). In addition to providing technical and administrative support to the Committee, he played an important role in providing analytical and professional support in the GPA negotiations that were successfully concluded in March 2012 and that led to the entry into force of the revised Agreement. Moreover, in this role, he has undertaken several technical co-operation missions on the subject of government procurement. Mr. Pelletier is, in particular, an expert on the coverage/market access-related aspects of the GPA. He holds a law degree and an LLM with a specialization in international trade law, government procurement and intellectual property law. He has studied international law at the University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics & Law, in Sweden; Austral Universidad, Facultad de derecho, in Argentina; and at the Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, in France. Mr. Pelletier also has extensive experience researching and writing in the area of government procurement.