Call for Nominations/Participants for the AmCham Canada Regulatory Cooperation Policy Committee

Thursday, September 6, 2018

AmCham Canada is pleased to announce the establishment of a new national policy committee that will address U.S. – Canada regulatory cooperation issues and initiatives.  Based in Ottawa, with national representation throughout Canada, the Committee will report to the AmCham Canada National Board of Directors under the leadership of inaugural Committee Chair, Allison Gifford, of UPS Canada.

The mandate of the Regulatory Cooperation Policy Committee (RCPC) is to represent the interests and priorities of U.S. owned companies operating in Canada on a wide range of regulatory harmonization, border, pre-clearance and customs issues affecting the U.S.-Canada trading relationship.  The committee will develop positions and advocacy strategies and contribute to the development of AmCham Canada’s national policy agenda.

Representatives of U.S. companies operating in Canada interested in participating in the RCPC should contact Committee Chair Alison Gifford at no later than September 20, 2018.

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Reminder -- September 15, 2018 Deadline for Canadian Government Consultations Approaching

Please note that the deadline of September 15 for providing input for the first three key sectors  under the Treasury Board’s 3-year targeted regulatory review process is rapidly approaching – see HERE.

As part of this process, the Government of Canada is inviting comments from stakeholder groups on the 3-year targeted regulatory review process, beginning with the examination of regulatory requirements and practices in 3 key sectors:

  • agri-food and aquaculture
  • health/bio-sciences
  • transportation and infrastructure

Targeted regulatory reviews, as announced in Budget 2018, will identify bottlenecks and other areas of regulation that can be improved. The reviews will also explore ways to make regulations more agile, transparent and responsive so that businesses can grow, resulting in benefits for all Canadians. Stakeholder input is instrumental in providing recommendations that can help improve regulations in the first 3 key sectors.