July 16, 2019
As part of Treasury Board Secretariat's targeted regulatory review, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) will lead two modernization proposals meant to support innovation and economic growth in the sector.
These proposals aim to help the sector innovate and grow by exploring ways to reduce the burden of regulations, while ensuring that health, safety, security, and environmental protections are respected.
The two proposals are:
Enhancing government stakeholder collaboration on regulations
AAFC will explore opportunities to improve government - stakeholder collaboration in the agriculture and agri-food sector by:
- providing a focal point for identifying and helping solve regulatory issues impacting the sector
- helping to better understand the economic impacts of regulations
- exploring ways to make the regulatory system easier to navigate
- contributing to regulatory experimentation
Reviewing the Canada Grain Act to ensure it remains profitable and competitive
The review of the Canada Grain Act, led by AAFC with the support of the Canadian Grain Commission, began in March 2019 and will continue until early 2020. The government has consulted with Canada's grain sector throughout the ongoing review process to ensure that it remains a reliable supplier of high-quality grains and that producers can profit and compete in the global marketplace.
AAFC is also co-leading proposals to:
- increase Canadian participation and influence in international standards-setting bodies
- review the policy for voluntary "Product of Canada" and "Made in Canada" label claims for foods
- enhance the competitiveness of the cereals sector
For more information please visit the Agri-Food and Aquaculture Roadmap.
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