Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

May 04, 2009 13:31 ET

CME President Jayson Myers and US Advisor Birgit Matthiesen Hold Media Briefing on Buy America

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 4, 2009) - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters' President Jayson Myers and Birgit Matthiesen, CME's Washington-based point person on Canada-US relations, will hold a media briefing on Buy America by teleconference this Tuesday, May 5 at 11:30 am EDT.

This is an opportunity for media representatives to:

- Learn the latest news on the interpretation of Buy America requirements included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) as well as Buy America provisions being included in other pieces of legislation

- Get up-to-date information on the impact that stricter Buy America requirements are having on Canadian exporters

- Learn specific examples from CME members of how this is affecting their businesses

- Discover CME's plan of action in dealing with this situation to ensure that Canadian exporters continue to openly access their top export market

Following the presentation, Myers and Matthiesen will respond to questions from the media.

- Event: Media briefing (open to media only)

- Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2009

- Time: 11:30 a.m. EDT

- Location: Via teleconference - Dial-in information will be sent to media representatives who confirm their presence in advance

Media interested in participating by teleconference should register by contacting Jean-Michel Laurin, at 613-238-8888 ext. 4238 or jean-michel.laurin@cme-mec.ca.

Contact Information

  • CME
    Jeff Brownlee
    613-238-8888 ext. 4233