Business & Policy
CFIA launches new online consultation for Canada-U.S. Regulatory Co-operation Council
Input sought on initiative to streamline regulations between Canada and the U.S.
July 6, 2017, Ottawa, Ont. – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is launching a new web-based consultation tool to gather feedback from stakeholders on current Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) work plans and to provide input on future opportunities.
The RCC is a joint initiative between Canada and the United States that facilitates regulatory co-operation between the two countries and aims to enhance economic competitiveness while protecting the health, safety and environment of both countries.
Since 2012, the CFIA, in co-operation with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), has developed annual joint work plans in the areas of animal health, food safety, meat inspection and certification, and plant health.
Stakeholder consultation is key to the development of work plans under the RCC. The new web-based consultation tool will provide a consistent structure for stakeholders to provide feedback on the RCC initiatives that matter to them, and input on future opportunities.
Stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on the work plans that impact them, and to provide input on future opportunities until October 31, 2017.
Information gathered in this consultation period will be used to help develop the next iteration of RCC work plans for food safety, meat inspection and certification, animal health, and plant health.