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.[More...]
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.[More...]
The Action Plan on Perimeter Security and Economic competitiveness focuses on four areas of cooperation: addressing threats early; facilitating trade, economic growth and jobs; integrating cross-border law enforcement; and improving critical infrastructure and cyber-security.[More...]
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama today issued a Declaration on a Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness.[More...]
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...]
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.
The RCC Joint Action Plan focuses regulatory reform efforts on surface, marine, and general transportation issues.
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.
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.
The RCC Joint Action Plan proposes to share information and develop joint Canada-U.S. approaches on regulatory aspects of nanomaterials.
Regulatory Cooperation Council Blog
07 January, 2013
The Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council progress report was released on December 14, 2012. It outlines progress that has been made on advancing overall regulatory cooperation with the United States, and also on individual Joint Action Plan items.
14 December, 2012
Released today, the first annual Beyond the Border Action Plan Implementation Report and the Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council Joint Action Plan Progress Report demonstrate real and concrete progress on two major initiatives of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.
23 April, 2012
Canadian businesses need access to key export markets in order to take advantage of new opportunities. Over the past six years,
has concluded free trade agreements with nine countries as well as foreign investment promotion and protection agreements with ten countries. Canada