The Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council Stakeholder Forum

The Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) Stakeholder Forum brings together senior regulatory officials, industry, and other members of the public from both sides of the U.S-Canada border. Canadian and U.S. regulators will provide progress reports on existing regulatory cooperation efforts and solicit public input on new opportunities for regulatory cooperation. The RCC promotes economic growth, innovation, competitiveness, and job creation through the elimination of unnecessary regulatory differences between our two countries.

Event details and location

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
1:00 pm to 5:15 pm, (Check-in from 12:00pm to 1:00pm)
Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, D.C.

For more information

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 (Day 1)
Time Description
12:00 - 1:00 Registration and Meet & Greet for participants
1:00 - 1:10

Opening Remarks by Ambassador MacNaughton

Room: 143AB

1:10 - 1:30

Keynote Address by Director Mulvaney and Minister Brison

Room 143AB

1:30 - 2:45

Stakeholder Perspectives on the Success of the RCC – Past, Present, and Future Opportunities – Panel Discussion

  • Panelists: Michael Fitzpatrick (Head of Regulatory Advocacy, General Electric Global Law and Policy), Mark Nantais (President, Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association), Kristin Willemsen, (Director, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Consumer Health Products Canada)
  • Moderator: Susan Dudley (Director of the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center)

Room 143AB

2:45 - 3:00 Health Break – Refreshments Provided
3:00 - 4:45 Breakout Session #1
  • Medical Devices
    Room 143AB
  • Alternative Fuel Use in Transportation
    Room 144AB
  • Aviation and Unmanned Aircraft Systems
    Room 143C
4:45 - 5:15

End of Day Remarks by Senior Officials from the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Room: 143AB

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 (Day 2)
Time Description
9:00 - 9:30 Meet & Greet – Refreshments Provided
9:30 - 11:30 Breakout Session #2
  • Crop Protection
    Room: 144C
  • Vehicle Safety and Connected Vehicles
    Room: 144AB
  • Consumer Product Safety
    Room: 143AB
11:30 - 1:00 Lunch (not provided)
1:00 - 2:50 Breakout Session #3
  • Rail Safety
    Room: 144C
  • Chemicals Management and Workplace Chemicals
    Room: 144AB
  • Small Modular Reactors
    Room: 143C
2:50 - 3:10 Health Break – Refreshments Provided
3:10 - 5:00 Breakout Session #4
  • Transport of Dangerous Goods
    Room: 144AB
  • Animal Health, Veterinary Drugs and Meat Inspection
    Room: 143AB
  • Border Trade Data Systems
    Room: 144C

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Services and information

The Canada - U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council

Learn about the history of the RCC, and the work initiatives Canada and U.S. have been working on since 2016.

Memorandum of Understanding regarding the Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council

In June 2018, Canada and the U.S. signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the Canada-United States RCC.

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