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US, Canada Making Progress in Trade Regulation Alignment, Report Says

USCanadaThe U.S. and Canada have made progress in pilot projects aimed at aligning trade regulations in both countries, a joint U.S.-Canadian task force says.

According to Fierce Government, the Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council is tasked with recommending ways to reduce regulatory barriers in trade between the U.S. and Canada.

Boris Bershteyn, acting administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and co-chair of the council, wrote in a blog post the countries have developed pilot projects regarding approval of crop protection products, where regulators in both countries would receive applications at the same time.

Simultaneous reviews of animal medicine are also undergoing a pilot, Bershteyn wrote.

The council’s action plan 29 work plans in areas including food and agriculture, motor vehicles, rail safety, emissions reduction, pharmaceuticals, personal care products and nanotechnology, Bershteyn wrote.

 

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