US, Canada Launch Regulatory Cooperation Council

Law360, New York (February 7, 2011, 12:05 PM EST) -- Senior U.S. and Canadian officials will begin working together over the next two years to make their trade, environmental protection and public health regulations more compatible under a new program launched by the leaders of both countries.

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Friday ordered the creation of the United States-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council, which will have a two-year mandate for top regulatory, trade and foreign affairs officials from both sides to coordinate and make more transparent rules likely to affect both sides...
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