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A Look Ahead at 2014 for Canadian Companies

Posted January 29, 2014

The Canada/U.S. Cross Border Business practice of Arent Fox LLP and Invest Ottawa invite you to attend a targeted roundtable session: “A Washington D.C. Update – A Look Ahead at 2014 for Canadian Companies.” 

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At this event, Arent Fox LLP, a law firm and lobbying group based in Washington, will provide attendees with the latest developments from Washington that will impact companies doing business in the United States. Issues addressed will include: U.S. business tax reform; cross-border import compliance; the U.S. marketplace; and, U.S. trade policy and opportunities.

The Canada-U.S. relationship is changing, this session will provide an overview of the issues with a strategic perspective on Canada’s access to the U.S. marketplace and an “over the horizon” look at what is shaping U.S. policy-making and why. The session will include ample time for Q and A.

Session Leaders: 
Birgit Matthiesen: Birgit has a strong and unique perspective of the issues facing Canadian and American cross-border supply chains. She began her career as a Canadian Customs and later as an  Immigration Inspector along the Quebec/Vermont border, followed by 25 years at the Canadian Embassy in Washington.  Prior to joining Arent Fox, she served as the eyes and ears for Canada's largest business association. In short, Birgit knows the border and beyond.

David Hamill: Dave represents U.S. and foreign companies, including manufacturers, importers, exporters, distributors, customs brokers, freight forwarders, and trade associations on customs/import and export matters.

Phil English: Former U.S. Congressman Philip English is a senior government relations advisor at Arent Fox and serves as co-chair, along with former Sen. Byron Dorgan, of the firm's government relations practice.

Location: Invest Ottawa | 80 Aberdeen Street, Suite 100 | Ottawa ON
Date: Monday, February 3, 2014
Time: The roundtable discussion will be offered at 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm (please choose which time works best for you).

Cost: Free

Click here to register for this event.