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4/22/2016: Registration for U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council meetings

The Coast Guard would like to extend an invitation to stakeholders to participate in the U.S.Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council Stakeholder meetings to identify and discuss new opportunities for regulatory cooperation between Canada and the U.S.

The meetings will be held at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. on May 4-5th 2016.

Canada and the U.S. released a Joint Forward Plan for regulatory cooperation in the fall of 2014. That plan called for bilateral senior level discussions on regulatory cooperation. The objective of the May 4-5th sessions is to provide a single venue for senior regulators to get together with stakeholders and discuss areas of opportunity over the short-medium term. Canadian and U.S. senior regulatory officials will be seeking stakeholder views on regulated sectors and related opportunities for efforts between regulators.

Agenda items include:

  • Update on regulatory cooperation between Canada and the U.S.
  • Regulatory cooperation annual planning process review
  • Cooperation opportunities
  • Current areas of work

In preparation for these sessions, stakeholders should be prepared to identify issues and opportunities and provide context for them. Similarly, an elaboration of the context of each policy recommendation, such as shifting consumer preferences or new technologies, as well as a discussion of any benefits, qualitative or quantitative that may accrue to consumers or industry stakeholders will assist in priority setting of work plans.

Registration is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you would like to attend this event, register using the following link

A registration confirmation will follow via e-mail within two business days, subject to space availability.

For updates on the event, please visit as additional information will be posted.

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