APR 8, 2010
8:45 AM - 8:30 PM
As the world emerges from the economic crisis, its two largest trading partners — Canada and the United States—strive for sustained economy recovery. President Obama and Prime Minister Harper recently observed that the road to recovery requires a thorough examination of the Canada-US regulatory environment. Indeed, Canada-US regulatory policies often are described as “ships passing in the night” or “a game of leap frog.” On the one hand, the two countries’ differing approaches to regulation in areas such as the financial sector can provide lessons for avoiding future crises and promoting stability. On the other hand, the countries’ regulatory differences can lead to competing, conflicting, and unnecessary processes that add costs to businesses, diminish economic competitiveness, and prevent job creation.
The Canada-US Law Institute (CUSLI) annual conference will explore the Canada-US regulatory environment and identify opportunities to eliminate costly regulatory burdens. The conference will examine a number of key sectors and areas — manufacturing & autos, energy, agriculture & food, intellectual property, and taxation — and couple these findings with CUSLI’s ongoing work regarding climate change, border security, and international trade policy. Ultimately, CUSLI will issue a report to the respective governments that will respond to the leaders’ call to identify areas that “reduce unnecessary regulatory differences . . . by building on previous efforts, developing focused priorities and a specific timeline.” (Joint Statement by North American Leaders, Guadalajara, August 2009).
Thursday, April 8, 2010Economic Recovery in the Canada-U.S. RelationshipFriday, April 9, 2010Panel I: Economic Impact of Canada-U.S. Regulatory ArrangementsPanel II: Achieving Canada-U.S. Economic CompetitivenessPanel III: Regulatory Issues in the Canada-U.S. Auto SectorPanel IV: Food Safety in Canada and the U.S.Panel V: IP Rights in the Canada-U.S. RelationshipPanel VI: Presentation of the Henry T. King, Jr. AwardSaturday, April 10, 2010Panel I: Canada-U.S. Tax RegimePanel II: Canada-U.S. Customs Transaction—The Invisible Border?Panel III: Canada-U.S. Regulatory Regime as the Road to Recovery
Open to the public for a fee. CLE credit available for a fee to lawyers who attend.
Conference Registration does NOT include hotel accommodations. Local hotels: Inter-Continental Hotel & Conference Center, 216-707-4300 (within 1-mile) or Hampton Inn, 216-241-6600 (Downtown). There is no official hotel for the symposium, however, visitor information and other area hotel listings can be at www.cleveland.com/visit/.
Please note - Recording in any form is prohibited.