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Request for comments on CETA regulatory cooperation by April 11, 2018

As part of the Regulatory Cooperation Forum (RCF) set-up under the Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), 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 both parties.

 Interested parties are invited to submit their views by Wednesday, April 11, 2018, providing where possible:

  • A succinct description of the issue or unnecessary regulatory difference as well as the broad benefits of resolution;
  • Quantitative and qualitative data on the impacts of misalignment in the current or emerging market conditions — on consumers, industry and other stakeholders;
  • Objectives, time frames, and potential solutions;
  • Quantifiable benefits of addressing the issue, including benefits for consumers, industry, and other stakeholders; and
  • Input that demonstrates Canadian and European support for the proposed initiative.

 Written submissions can be sent to

 View the consultation details in the Canada Gazette, Vol. 152, No. 6 — February 10, 2018.

 Learn more on the Canada-EU RCF in Chapter 21 of CETA