The Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) was created to promote economic growth and job creation through increased regulatory alignment and coordination between our two countries.
The RCC progress report was released on December 14, 2012. It outlines progress that has been made on advancing overall regulatory cooperation with the United States, and also on individual Joint Action Plan items.
The work we are doing with the United States is wide-ranging, and includes pilot projects, scientific and technical collaborations, harmonized testing procedures, joint standard development, and common approaches to compliance and enforcement.
Some specific regulatory issues can be addressed in the short term and systemic solutions are being considered on how best to achieve alignment in the future. Meaningful change requires time and sustained effort. The RCC signals a new direction for an enhanced regulatory relationship between Canada and the United States has been initiated.
Read or download the Progress Report to Leaders.
Visit the RCC Work Plans section to review updated work plans.