11 April 2012: U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council Releases Final Work Plans
As part of its mandate under the Joint Action Plan, the U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) recently began publishing final work plans on its website.
Created through extensive private sector consultations and bilateral negotiations, these work plans represent the next step in increasing regulatory cooperation between the United States and Canada. They set out concrete objectives, deliverables and milestones for tangible progress within the RCC's two-year mandate.
To date, thirteen final work plans have been published. An additional fifteen work plans will be posted in the coming months.
The U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council was created by President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper in February 2011, while the Joint Action Plan was released in December 2011. For more information on both the RCC and the Beyond the Border Action Plan, please visit our website.