Canadian American Business Council To Participate In Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council Stakeholder Dialogue Session In Washington, D.C.

With leaders from a range of sectors and backgrounds, dialogue sessions will advance initiatives on cross border cooperation

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian American Business Council (CABC), announced today its participation in the Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council Stakeholder Dialogues session taking place at the Canadian Embassy on Thursday, June 20th in Washington, D.C. It is open to the press.

"A critical component of improving cooperation between the United States and Canada is aligning our regulatory approaches, wherever possible," said Maryscott Greenwood of the CABC, who will serve as a moderator on panels throughout the day. "Working together, we will look to demonstrate the practical impacts of regulatory system misalignment on certain businesses and sectors, while highlighting the tangible benefits that could accrue through greater alignment. The CABC and our member companies are honored to be playing a key role in shaping the dialogue among our countries' leaders and look forward to continuing our involvement in this initiative."

The stakeholder session will begin with a look at the Regulatory Cooperation Council's priorities and planned phases for the 2013 – 2014 legislative calendar and continue with a panel that examines how regulatory alignment can benefit the automotive, consumer products, food and energy sectors. The morning will wrap with a government panel that discusses the merits of increased regulatory alignment featuring David Moloney, Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office responsible for the Border Action Implementation Plan in Canada, Bob Carberry, Assistant Secretary, Regulatory Cooperation Council Secretariat, Treasury Board of Canada, Andrei Greenawalt, Associate Administrator and Dominic Mancini, Acting Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget at the White House and U.S. Secretariat of the Regulatory Cooperation Council.

In the afternoon, attendees will break out into sector-specific sessions covering a variety of topics such as health and food safety, common motor vehicle safety standards, harmonized systems of classifying and labeling chemicals, and nanotechnology. The breakout sessions will be held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

The RCC Joint Action Plan was released by President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper in December 2011 and was followed by a Progress Report a year later in December 2012.

About the Canadian American Business Council

The CABC is the voice of business in the world's most prosperous relationship. Established in 1987 in Washington, D.C., the Council is a non-profit, non-partisan, issues-oriented organization dedicated to elevating the private sector perspective on issues that affect our two nations, Canada and the United States.

Our members are key business leaders and stakeholders from both sides of the border ranging from entrepreneurs to best name brands in the world. Collectively, CABC members employ about two million people and have annual revenues of close to $1.5 trillion. The Council's activities include high-level briefings on issues of current concern, assistance with practical trade and policy challenges, significant networking opportunities, and informative seminars.

The CABC Board roster is represented by Air Canada, Associated Equipment Distributors, Baxter, BlackBerry, Bombardier, Borden Ladner Gervais, Campbell Soup Company, Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers, Canadian National Railway, Capitol Hill Consulting Group, Dickstein Shapiro, Ford Motor Company, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Motion Picture Association-Canada, MTS Allstream, NGRAIN, Ontario Media Development Corp, Revolution Organics, Shell, Spectra Energy, Sutherland, Target, TD Bank Group, TransCanada, United Technologies and UPS.

For more information about the CABC and membership contact:
Emma Rigby, Executive Director, CABC: 202 496 7906;;

SOURCE: Canadian American Business Council

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