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New Canadian Commissioner visits TEI

New Canadian Commissioner visits TEI – Alan Nymark, Tax Executives Institute

Alan Nymark, Commissioner of Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, visited TEI’s office recently as part of a trip to Washington to meet with U.S. tax and customs officials. The meeting occurred on July 10, and afforded the new Commissioner and opportunity to learn first-hand about TEI and its activities in both Canada and the United States. Commissioner Nymark was accompanied by Assistant Commissioner Bill McCloskey and Brigit Matthiesen of the Canadian Embassy’s Economic and Trade Policy Section. TEI was represented at the meeting by Timothy McCormally, Fred Murray, Mary Lou Fahey, Greg Matson, and Jeff Rasmussen.

Commissioner Nymark assumed his post at CCRA on June 2. He previously served as Deputy Minister of Environment Canada. He began his public service career in 1972 with the International Branch of the Department of Finance and also served at the International Monetary Fund. He has also served with the Cabinet for Federal-Provincial Relations, the Macdonald Commission, Industry Canada, Health Canada, and the Trade Negotiation Office.

In his meeting with TEI’s Executive Director and legal staff, the Commissioner identified his customs responsibilities as one of the most challenging aspects of his new position. He stated that he looked forward to continuing CCRA’s good relations with TEI, especially in respect of its annual December liaison meetings.

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