Regulatory cooperation in Canada

What is regulatory cooperation?

Regulatory cooperation is a process where governments work together to:

  • adopt international standards
  • harmonize or align regulations
  • share information and experiences
  • reduce unnecessary regulatory differences
  • eliminate duplicative requirements and processes

This process applies to a range of regulatory activities, including:

  • inspections
  • certification
  • policy development
  • product and testing approvals
  • adoption and development of standards

Cooperation also extends to industry. If you have encountered a regulatory barrier or know of an opportunity to enhance health, safety, security and environmental protection through regulatory cooperation, help us improve by reporting a barrier.

Global discussions

We aim to advance regulatory cooperation globally by participating in fora such as the:

Regulatory Cooperation Tables

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