Canada–European Union Regulatory Cooperation Forum - Overview
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Between Canada and the European Union (PDF, 1.45 MB) entered into force provisionally on September 21, 2017.
CETA is Canada’s first bilateral trade agreement with a stand-alone chapter on regulatory cooperation. The chapter establishes the Regulatory Cooperation Forum (RCF) to facilitate and promote regulatory cooperation between Canada and the European Union (EU). To achieve regulatory cooperation, the RCF will consider a broad range of regulatory measures to improve regulatory planning, promote transparency, and enhance the efficacy of regulations by seeking to reduce duplication and misalignment.
If you’ve encountered a regulatory barrier, find out how to report it. Tell us how we can align regulations with our trading partners.
What we are doing
CETA RCF Work Plan: initiatives to align regulations between Canada and the EU in areas such as consumer product safety, pharmaceutical inspections and animal welfare.
Canada and the EU released the Joint Statement by Regulators on Animal Welfare.
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