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February 15, 2018
Consultations on CETA regulatory cooperation forum
The Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) includes provisions for regulatory cooperation activities, including the establishment of a Regulatory Cooperation Forum (RCF). The purpose of this new forum will be to facilitate and promote regulatory cooperation.
Currently, both parties are working to establish the RCF. As part of this work, the Government of Canada is seeking public views on potential regulatory cooperation work with the EU, and on how best to address regulatory divergences between Canada and the EU.
The Canadian Government is inviting comments from all stakeholder groups on potential areas for regulatory cooperation with the EU.
This may include proposing to align existing regulatory systems, to streamline duplicative procedures, or to work collaboratively in areas that will be impacted by new or disruptive technologies that are not yet regulated. These new areas could offer the unique opportunity for Canada and the EU to develop aligned frameworks together.
Link: Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Regulatory Cooperation Forum - Request for stakeholder comments
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