CFIA Looks to Streamline Regulations Between Canada, United States

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OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is seeking input on a new initiative that seeks to streamline regulations between Canada and the United States.

The CFIA is launching a web-based consultation tool to gather feedback from stakeholders on current Canada-U.S. Regulatory Co-operation Council (RCC) work plans and to provide input on future opportunities.

The RCC is a joint initiative between Canada and the United States that facilitates regulatory cooperation between the two countries and aims to enhance economic competitiveness while protecting the health, safety and environment of both countries.

Interested parties are invited to provide feedback on the work plans that impact them and to provide input on future opportunities until October 31, 2017.

“Trade between Canada and the United States generates many jobs for hard-working Canadians. The Government of Canada is committed to streamlining regulations between our two countries while protecting health, safety and the environment,” says Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. “We are committed to working with our United States partners through the Regulatory Cooperation Council to achieve better efficiency on both sides of the border.”

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