The Origin Institue

Brian Ranking Staples

Brian Rankin Staples is President of Trade Facilitation Services, a Canadian firm specializing in advising public and private sector clients on international trade and customs matters. Mr. Staples has worked on various aspects of technical trade including rules or origin, tariff classification, value for duty, trade procedures, free trade zones, trade treaty negotiations and supply chain security.

In 1981, Mr. Staples moved to Ottawa where, in addition to helping private clients resolve specific trade problems, he has also worked internationally in over 30 countries on trade and customs matters with an array of organizations, including the Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank, UNCTAD, the International Trade Center and the OECD. In 2007, he was invited to join the Commission on Customs and Trade Regulations of the International Chamber of Commerce (Paris). Mr. Staples is the founding Director of the Origin Institute.