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High Level Regulatory Cooperation Council overview
On May 19, 2010, President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa and President Barack Obama reaffirmed the strategic bilateral partnership between the United States and Mexico, and underscored each country’s commitment to significantly enhance the economic competitiveness and the economic well-being of both the United States and Mexico through improved regulatory cooperation. Regulatory cooperation can increase economic growth in each country; lower costs for consumers, businesses, producers, and governments; increase trade in goods and services across our borders; and improve our ability to protect the environment, health and safety of our citizens. President Calderón and President Obama therefore instructed the creation of the High-Level Regulatory Cooperation Council (HLRCC), comprised of senior-level regulatory, trade, and foreign affairs officials from both countries.
The HLRCC Work Plan focuses on seven sectoral issues in the following six areas: food, transportation, nanotechnology, e-health, oil and gas, and conformity assessment.
High Level Regulatory Cooperation Council objectives:
- Making regulations more compatible, increasing simplification, and reducing burdens without compromising public health, public safety, environmental protection, or national security;
- Increasing regulatory transparency to build national regulatory frameworks designed to achieve higher levels of competitiveness and to promote development;
- Simplifying regulatory requirements through public involvement;
- Improving and simplifying regulation by strengthening the analytic basis of regulations;
- Linking harmonization and regulatory simplification to improvements in border-crossing and custom procedures;
- Increasing technical cooperation.
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