6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation and Food Safety

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The Wilson Center Canada Institute, the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute and the Lawrence National Center for Policy and Management at the Ivey Business School are pleased to invite you to join us for a discussion and expert panel to examine greater regulatory collaboration and cooperation between Canada and the United States. With the NAFTA renegotiation talks in full swing, it is a critical time for a conversation on how the NAFTA can advance deeper cooperation between regulatory agencies. The expert panels will bring together industry, government, and academic stakeholders on both sides of the border to review opportunities to enhance regulatory cooperation and present specific ideas related to agri-food cooperation.

Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation and Food Safety Under NAFTA 2.0

1:15pm - 1:30pm - Registration Opens

1:30pm - 1:40pm - Welcoming Remarks

Laura Dawson, Director, Wilson Center Canada Institute

Donald Buckingham, President and CEO, Canadian Agri-food Policy Institute 

 1:40pm - 2:25pm - Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation | Progress to Date and Leveraging NAFTA 2.0  

Featured SpeakerBob Carberry, former Canadian Assistant Secretary, Regulatory Cooperation Council. Founder Carberry Insights and Wilson Center Global Fellow. 

2:25 - 2:30  Quick Bio Break

2:30pm - 3:15pm - Risk and Reward Case Study: Canada-U.S. Food Safety Risk Assessment Organization

Yadira Tejeda Saldana, Post Doctoral Fellow, Lawrence Center, Ivey Business School, will present a Canada-U.S. food safety risk assessment organization case study. She will then be joined in conversation by:

Rory McAlpine, SVP Government and Industry Relations, Maple Leaf Foods,

Mike Robach, VP Corporate Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Cargill, 

3:15pm - 3:25pm - Networking Break

3:25pm- 4:20pm - Panel Discussion NAFTA 2.0 implications and opportunities for agri-food regulatory cooperation

Panel Participants:

Al Almanza, former Deputy Underscretary and Food Safety and Inspection Service Administrator, USDA. Global Head of Food Safety, JBS Foods 

Bob Carberry, Wilson Center Canada Institute Global Fellow. Former Assistant Secretary, Reg Cooperation Council.

Jeff Weiss, Venable LLP. Former Deputy Director and Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives in the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning, DOC. 

4:20pm-4:30pm - Closing Remarks - Wine and Cheese Reception to Follow.

We hope you will join us for a reception immediately after the event.