Dear CERBA Members and Friends
On behalf of the Board of Directors we invite all interested companies, organizations and individuals to join the Webinar organized in collaboration with team of experts from our member and continuous supporter, the Miller Thomson LLP on March 30th at 8AM Pacific Time
COVID-19 Update: Cross-border Measures
And Government Support Programs
The COVID-19 outbreak poses unique risks and challenges. The unprecedented public health and safety risks posed by the COVID-19 outbreak have triggered unprecedented restrictions on cross-border activity. Canada, the US, and Mexico have announced border measures designed to prevent “non-essential” cross-border traffic. Concerns have been expressed regarding how such measures will be implemented, and whether they will adversely impact trucking and supply chains. Some jurisdictions in Canada have announced health emergencies. Canada’s Emergencies Act may be invoked in order to authorize special temporary measures to protect safety and security. The US President has already proclaimed that the COVID-19 outbreak constitutes a national emergency under the National Emergencies Act.
There is a tension between the strong public interest in the protection of health and safety, the strong public interest to avoid unnecessary economic damage and in supporting businesses, jobs, and the economy. In Canada, an expansive package of relief measures has been announced, and others may be contemplated in order to help stabilize the economy. Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses. Other programs have been announced in the US. Government responses continue to rapidly evolve.
This program will include short outlines and provide time for questions and answers. Topics may include the following:
- recent cross-border measures,
- business support programs,
- related issues such as export controls, contract excuses (e.g., force majeure), waiver of interest, time extensions, immigration, and future trends.
Panel members include seasoned counsel who practice in international trade, customs, transportation, trucking, immigration, and tax.
8.00 - 8.20 - Daniel Kiselbach – International Trade and Customs:
8.20 - 8.35 - Ellen Kief – US Immigration:
8.35 - 8.50 - Jaclyne Reive – Transportation, Trucking:
8.55 - 9.05 - Cathie Brayley – Tax:
9.05 - 9.30 - Q&A
For RSVP and more information please, contact
the Regional Director of the CERBA-Vancouver Chapter, Tatiana Domilovskaya
at [email protected] or by 604 720 2905
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