North America Consumer Product Safety Summit 2018 - Summary
May 3-4, 2018
On May 3-4, 2018, Health Canada's Consumer Product Safety Program participated in the fourth trilateral North America Consumer Product Safety Summit with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Mexico's Federal Attorney's Office of the Consumer (PROFECO).
During the Summit, hosted by the CPSC, consumer product safety regulators from Canada, Mexico and the United States discussed key accomplishments since the first Summit in 2011, domestic priorities for the next few years and potential areas for future bilateral and trilateral collaboration. The first day of the Summit consisted of closed meetings for regulators. The second day featured panel discussions open to stakeholders on consumer product safety topics such as international collaboration, e-commerce, and high energy lithium-ion batteries. A final panel provided product safety stakeholders an opportunity to share their perspectives with regulators. Presentations are posted on the CPSC’s website and on Youtube.
At the conclusion of the Summit, Canada, Mexico and the United States issued their fourth Joint Statement, endorsing greater cooperation and engagement in promoting the safety of products made and sold across North America.
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