High Level Regulatory Cooperation Forum Stakeholder session



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High Level Regulatory Cooperation Forum

Stakeholder session

10-11 April 2013



PROVISIONAL AGENDA 3/04/2013
Government participants:


  • Forum co-Chairs: DG Enterprise and Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA)

  • Associated Administrations/Agencies: DG Trade and U.S. Trade Representative, EC Secretariat General, and U.S. Departments of Commerce and State

  • Relevant U.S. regulatory agencies/EC services: Senior representatives from various U.S. agencies and EC services will hear presentations of stakeholders and participate in an initial discussion of the proposals submitted.


Wednesday 10 April
Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce

1615 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20062



Doors open at 8:45
Welcome and introduction 9:00-9:15
Cross-cutting issues


Business groups 9:15-9:50

:15

Business Europe

U.S. Chamber of Commerce



  • Reinhard Quick, Chairman of FTA Working Group, Business Europe

  • Sean heather, Vice President, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation (GRC)

:10

Transatlantic Business Council (TBC)

:10

American Association of Exporters & Importers

  • Jennifer McCadney, Special Counsel and Kelly Drye, Co-Chair, Trade Policy Committee

Discussion/Q&A




Citizen and welfare groups 10:10-10:40

:10

Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD)

  • Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen

:5

Transatlantic Animal Welfare Council (TAWC)

  • (tbc)

:5

Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch

  • Ben Beachy, Research Director

:5

Mark Henschel, Private person

  • Mark Henschel

:5

Center for Science in the Public Interest

  • Caroline Smith De Waal, Food Safety Director

Discussion/Q&A

Standards Organisations 11:00-11:45

:10

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

:5

ASME International

  • Heidi Hijikata, Director, Global Development

:5

UL

:5

ASTM International

  • Jeff Grove, Vice President, Global Policy & Industry Affairs

:20

CEN-CENELEC-ETSI

Discussion/Q&A


Lunch Break (:60)
Sectoral issues


Medical devices 13:10-13:20

:20

Advamed, MITA

EUCOMED, EDMA, COCIR



  • (tbc)

  • Abby Pratt, Associate Vice President, Global Strategy & Analysis

Discussion/Q&A







Cosmetics/Personal Care 13:40-13:55

:15

Cosmetics Europe

Personal Care Products Council (PCPC)



  • Bertil Heerink, Director General, Cosmetics Europe

  • Francine Lamoriello, Executive Vice President, Global Strategies, Personal Care Products Council

Discussion/Q&A




Pharmaceuticals 14:15-15:15

:15

European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Association (EFPIA)

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)



  • (tbc)

  • (tbc)

:15

European Generic Medicines Association (EGA)

Generic Pharmaceuticals Association (GPhA)



  • Suzette Cox, Senior Director Scientific Affairs, European Generic Medicines Association

  • David Gaugh, xxx

:15

Association of the European Self-Medication Industry (AESGP)

Consumer Health Products Association (CHPA)



:15

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Committee (APIC)

European Fine Chemicals Group (EFCG)

Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA)


  • Matt Moran, Director, PharmaChemical, Ireland

(speaking on behalf of APIC, EFCG and SOCMA)

Discussion/Q&A

Chemicals 15:35-15:50

:15

American Chemistry Council (ACC)

European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC)



  • Greg Kelton, Senior Director, Regulatory & Technical Affairs, ACC

  • Lena Perenius, Executive Director International Chemicals Management, CEFIC

Discussion/Q&A


Break (:15)


Agriculture 16:25-17:40

:10

CropLife America (CLA)

European Crop Protection Association (ECPA)



(speaking on behalf of CLA and ECPA)

:10

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

EuropaBio



  • (tbc)

  • Joseph Damond, Senior Vice President, International Affairs, BIO

:5

Minor Crop Farmer Alliance (MCFA)

  • Ed Ruckert, Legal Counsel

:5

American Soybean Association

  • (tbc)

:5

U.S. Grains Council

  • Floyd D. Gaibler, Director of Trade Policy and Biotechnology

:5

North American Olive Oil Association



:5

National Pork Producers Council

  • Laurie Hueneke, Director of International Trade Policy, Sanitary & Technical Issues

:5

Association of Food Industries

  • (tbc)

:5

Center for Food Safety

  • (tbc)

:5

National Milk Producers Federation & U.S. Dairy Export Council

  • Jaime Castaneda, Sr. VP of Strategic Initiatives and Trade Policy

:5

European Association of Dairy Trade (EUCOLAIT)

  • Jukka Likitalo, Legal & Policy Adviser

:5

EUCOFEL (fruits and vegetables)

  • (tbc)

:5

European Federation of Origin Wines (EFOW)

  • (tbc)

Discussion/Q&A


Thursday 11 April
Location: The Hay-Adams Hotel

800 16th St NW  Washington, DC 20006


Doors open at 8:30
Sectoral issues


Automobile 8:45-9:40

:15

European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA)

American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC)



  • Ivan Hodac, Secretary General ACEA

  • Matt Blunt, President, AAPC

:10

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers

  • Mitch Bainwol, President and CEO

:15

European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA)

Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)



  • Jean-Marc Gales, CEO, CLEPA

  • Bob McKenna, President and CEO, MEMA

:10

European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers Association (ETRMA)

US Rubber Manufacturer Association



  • (tbc)

  • (tbc)

:5

Navistar

  • Michael Ralsky, Director of Global Government Relations

Discussion/Q&A




Information and Communication Technology 10:00-10:20

:10

Digital Europe

Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)



  • (tbc)

  • John Neuffer, Senior Vice President Global Policy, ITI

:5

The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness

:5

Telecommunications Industry Association

  • Eric Holloway. Director, International & Government Affairs

Discussion/Q&A




Services and other industries 10:40-11:30

:15

Transatlantic Business Council (financial services)

  • (tbc)




:10

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

:5

Property Casualty Insurers of America

  • David F. Snyder, Vice President, International Policy

:5

American Insurance Association

  • (tbc)

:5

Express Association of America

:5

Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

  • Edward Wytkind, President

:5

European Boating Industry

Discussion/Q&A



Closing remarks by EU and US officials (:15)
Stakeholder session concludes at 12:00


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