Friday, June 30, 2017

CFIA opens consultation

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is opening consultation, including on-line comments from stakeholders, about regulations that apply to trade with the United States.

The two countries have a joint council that aims to improve co-operation on regulations, aiming to improve economic competitiveness.

I hope Donald Trump doesn't post a tweet on this.

The Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) has been in place since 2012.

Canadians work with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S, Department of Agriculture to develop annual joint work plans in the areas of animal health, food safety, meat inspection and certification, and plant health.

“Stakeholder consultation is key to the development of work plans,” the CFIA says on its website this week.

“The new web-based consultation tool will provide a consistent structure for stakeholders to provide feedback on the RCC initiatives that matter to them, and input on future opportunities.

“Stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on the work plans that impact them, and to provide input on on future opportunities until October 31, 2017.”