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Monday, July 23 • 9:15am - 11:30am
Trade: Session I (Trade)

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NAFTA Modernization - 
Update on Negotiations and where things currently stand related to US-Canada Trade
In November 2016, PNWER established a NAFTA Modernization Task Force to develop a regional bi-national consensus of recommendations needed to update the agreement. The Task Force held monthly calls to discuss key areas of interest to include in a modernized agreement and to develop a survey to collect feedback from economic sectors across the bi-national region. With NAFTA renegotiation ongoing, PNWER provides regular updates on the process to stakeholders. This continues to be a priority for PNWER delegation visits to Ottawa and D.C.

Update on NAFTA negotiations
  • Chris SandsSenior Research Professor and Director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Canadian Studies
  • Colin Robertson, Vice President and Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute
  • Dan Ujzco, Of Counsel and Cross Border (Canada - U.S.) Practice Group Chair, Dickinson Wright

Regulatory Cooperation - What is the potential impact of expanding regulatory alignment?  What opportunities exist for expanding cooperation at both the federal and state/prov./territory levels? 
PNWER played a significant role in getting the Regulatory Cooperation Council started in 2011 and our partners provided input on several initiatives impacting our region. As we move toward examining the future of the RCC we are also examining how states and provinces might streamline regulations on a regional level.   What suggestions do we have for expanding the Regulatory Cooperation Council initiative between the US and Canada?  How can states and provinces work together to cooperate on regional regulatory issues?

  • Bob Carberry, Founder, Carberry Insights and Associates Inc, Chief strategist for the Canada-US regulatory cooperation effort between 2011 and 2016.

Private sector perspective on NAFTA, trade, and regulatory alignment
  • Bill Lane, Executive Director, Trade For America

Click the link to see the Session Video

Hosted by Nelson Mullins and Trade for America

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Robert Carberry

Founder, Carberry Insights and Associates Inc.
Bob has a uniquely broad experience in all aspects of regulatory matters, having advanced his way through Government of Canada regulatory agencies from a technician level to senior management.  Over his 37 year he worked in laboratories, field inspection offices, district and regional... Read More →
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Rep. Mike Cuffe

Legislator, Montana State Legislature
Mike Cuffe is a native of Lincoln County, Montana. He graduated from Lincoln County High School and earned his degree in Journalism from the University of Montana at Missoula. While many people in his generation elected to leave Lincoln County to pursue jobs elsewhere, Representative... Read More →
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Bill Lane

Executive Director, Trade for America
Bill is the Executive Director of Trade For America, a coalition building support for existing trade agreements and pursuing new trade deals. He is also Chairman Emeritus of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition which supports U.S. funding for diplomacy and development.A 40-year Caterpillar... Read More →

Colin Robertson

Vice President and Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute
A former Canadian diplomat, Colin Robertson is Vice President and Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and hosts its regular Global Exchange podcast.  He is an Executive Fellow at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy and a Distinguished Senior Fe... Read More →
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Chris Sands

Senior Research Professor, Director of the Center for Canadian Studies, Johns Hopkins Center School of Advanced International Studies
Christopher Sands is a Senior Research Professor and Director of the Center for Canadian Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), a graduate division of Johns Hopkins University. Professor Sands teaches courses on Federalism in North America and... Read More →
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Laurie Trautman

Director; Working Group Co-chair, Border Policy Research Institute at WWU
Dr. Laurie Trautman is the Director of the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University. She engages in a range of research activities focused on the U.S. - Canada border, particularly in the region surrounding Washington State and British Columbia. Topics include... Read More →
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Dan Ujczo

Of Counsel and Cross Border (Canada - U.S.) Practice Group Chair, Dickinson Wright
Dan is an international trade and customs lawyer who specializes in Canada-United States and North American matters. Dan also coordinates Dickinson Wright’s innovative Canada-U.S. Platform.Dan is one of the few individuals that has served in the US and Canadian governments, as well... Read More →

Monday July 23, 2018 9:15am - 11:30am AKDT
Cedar Ballroom

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