Bennett Jones LLP and Sidley Austin LLP invite you to a presentation on the impact of greenhouse gas (GHG) regulation on Canadian imports and exports, and what Canadian companies can do to protect their trade interests in light of recent developments.
In January 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama was sworn into office and promptly appointed a cabinet team that is strongly committed to early and aggressive action to reduce GHG emissions. The new U.S. Congress is also considering legislation calling for the imposition of emissions allowance requirements on imports from countries that have not adopted GHG rules “comparable” to eventual U.S. regulations.
In addition, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s review of how GHG emissions might be regulated under the U.S. Clean Air Act is ongoing and may prompt important developments in its own right. A Canadian industry coalition advised by Bennett Jones and Sidley Austin has made a submission to the EPA and is active in the Agency’s ongoing review.
Canadian regulation of GHGs may also occur in the near future with all major political parties having put forward approaches in the recent past.
We invite you to hear a distinguished panel of U.S. and Canadian experts on climate change and trade regulation discuss recent developments and what Canadian businesses can do now to safeguard their interests.
Gray E. Taylor, Bennett Jones, Toronto Gray is a leading Canadian climate change practitioner and Chair of Bennett Jones' internationally recognized climate change and emission trading practice.
Roger R. Martella, Jr., Sidley Austin, Washington, DC Roger was formerly the General Counsel of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, where he led efforts to develop legal frameworks for climate change regulation after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision Massachusetts v. EPA. His practice focuses on preparing companies for the upcoming era of climate change controls in the United States, environmental litigation, and environmental compliance in the United States, China and the European Union.
Milos Barutciski, Bennett Jones, Toronto Milos chairs Bennett Jones' international trade and investment practice. He is internationally recognized as a leading Canadian trade law practitioner and has advised Canadian and international clients in respect of the WTO, NAFTA and other trade agreements, and disputes arising under these agreements.
Andrew W. Shoyer, Sidley Austin, Washington, DC Andy chairs Sidley Austin’s international trade/arbitration practice. He served on the U.S. legal team during the NAFTA negotiations and as legal advisor in the U.S. Mission to the WTO. He is actively engaged on the international aspects of proposed U.S. climate change legislation.
Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 22, 2009, as space is limited.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you.