Regulatory Cooperation Council

On October 7-8, 2014, the Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) held its annual Regulator and Stakeholder Event in Washington, DC.

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RCC Regulator and Stakeholder Event Washington, DC, October 7-8, 2014
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The RCC Joint Forward Plan, discusses what has been accomplished with the initial 29 initiatives as well as reflect on lessons learned by regulators and stakeholders who have worked on this effort.

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Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council Joint Forward Plan August 2014
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Canada's Environment Minister, the Honourable Peter Kent, announced that, in order to provide cleaner air to Canadians, the Government of Canada intends to align its transportation-related air pollution emission standards with the more stringent United States proposed Tier 3 standards.

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Harper Government Moves to Strengthen Regulations on Air Pollution to Provide Cleaner Air to Canadians
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As partners in the largest bilateral trading relationship in the world, and as part of highly integrated supply chains, individual Canadian and American firms move tens of thousands of shipments of goods back and forth across our shared border on a daily basis to access each other’s market.

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PM and U.S. President Obama Announce Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness Between Canada and the United States
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  • RCC Regulator and Stakeholder Event Washington, DC, October 7-8, 20141
  • Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council Joint Forward Plan August 20142
  • Harper Government Moves to Strengthen Regulations on Air Pollution to Provide Cleaner Air to Canadians3
  • PM and U.S. President Obama Announce Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness Between Canada and the United States4

Regulatory Cooperation Council

On February 4, 2011, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and United States President Barack Obama announced the creation of the Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) to better align the two countries’ regulatory approaches, where possible. [More...]

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Bilateral trade in Agriculture and Food between Canada and the U.S. has enabled both countries’ citizens to enjoy a reliable supply of some of the safest and highest quality food in the world.
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The RCC Joint Action Plan focuses regulatory reform efforts on surface, marine, and general transportation issues.
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Canada and the U.S. have a long history of collaborating on joint environmental challenges, from the shared stewardship of trans-boundary waters to the protection of migratory wildlife.
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Collaboration between the regulatory agencies will reduce costs for manufacturers of pharmaceutical and therapeutic products and improve the efficiency of the regulatory decision making process.
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Nanotechnology

The RCC Joint Action Plan proposes to share information and develop joint Canada-U.S. approaches on regulatory aspects of nanomaterials.
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The RCC Joint Action Plan includes a cross-sectoral initiative that builds on both Canada and the United States’ respective work in reducing the regulatory burden on small businesses.
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