Government of Canada Seeking Comments and Input on Regulatory Issues under CETA

The Government of Canada is soliciting comments from all stakeholders regarding issues or sectors that should be considered by the Regulatory Cooperation Forum (RCF) under the Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

The Treasury Board of Canada is inviting comments from all stakeholder groups on potential areas for regulatory cooperation with the EU. This may include proposing to align existing regulatory systems, to streamline duplicative procedures, or to work collaboratively in areas that will be impacted by new or disruptive technologies that are not yet regulated. These new areas could offer the unique opportunity for Canada and the EU to develop aligned frameworks together. Stakeholder input is instrumental in providing practical recommendations for alignment opportunities and priorities, as well as possible pilot projects.

Where there are multiple initiatives proposed, submissions should prioritize the order in which initiatives could be considered by the RCF. For more information on the Canada-EU RCF, please consult Chapter 21 of CETA.

Please provide your input by April 11, 2018. Written submissions can be sent to

Your detailed input will help the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat and Canadian regulatory departments and agencies implement the RCF, identify key areas for regulatory cooperation work, and establish systemic structures to strengthen regulatory cooperation efforts.

Brennen Young
Regulatory Cooperation
Regulatory Affairs Sector
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat