On June 20 in Washington, D.C., the Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) held its second stakeholder event, the first having taken place in January 2012. The session was attended by over 250 Canadian and American stakeholders and government officials.

The plenary session, held in the morning at the Canadian Embassy, was kicked-off by the RCC Co-Chairs from Canada’s Privy Council Office and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. The Co-Chairs reiterated the continued high-level support for the RCC initiatve and plans to explore potential next steps in the evolution of the initiative.

The plenary session also included a panel of industry representatives, drawn from the automobile, consumer products, food, and home appliance sectors, who provided practical insights on the impacts of misaligned regulations and voiced support for continued and enhanced cooperation between Canada and the United States.

On the afternoon of June 20, the WoodrowWilsonCenter hosted a series of breakout sessions providing stakeholders with detailed technical updates from the Canadian and American regulators working on implementing each of the 29 Joint Action Plan initiatives.

Video recordings (English only) and copies of the presentations for all June 20 RCC events, including the morning plenary and afternoon breakout sessions, are available through the links below:

Plenary Session
Agri Food