Canada–United States Regulatory Cooperation Council


The Canada–United States (U.S.) Regulatory Cooperation Council provides a forum for stakeholders to:

  • discuss regulatory barriers to cross-border trade and investment
  • identify opportunities for alignment and cooperation

The council is governed by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat and the U.S. Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

The council was founded on February 4, 2011. Its goals are to:

  • maintain and enhance the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment
  • reduce costs to Canadian businesses and consumers
  • increase product choice in the Canadian market
  • help increase regulatory transparency and coordination between Canada and the U.S.
  • reduce administrative burden on businesses




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