Work Plan for the High-Level Regulatory Cooperation Council between Mexico and US
From NAFTAWorks Office
President Felipe Calderón and President Barack Obama instructed the creation of a Mexico - US High Level Regulatory Cooperation Council (HLRCC) in order to facilitate regulatory compliance, reduce transaction costs, and promote trade and investment between the two countries.
The HLRCC released its Work Plan on February 28, 2012, which represents an additional step to implement its objectives and increase regulatory cooperation between Mexico and the United States.
The main objectives of the HLRCC are:
1. Making regulations more compatible, increasing simplification, and reducing burdens without compromising public health, public safety, environmental protection, or national security;
2. Increasing regulatory transparency to build national regulatory frameworks designed to achieve higher levels of competitiveness and to promote development;
3. Simplifying regulatory requirements through public involvement;
4. Improving and simplifying regulation by strengthening the analytic basis of regulations;
5. Linking harmonization and regulatory simplification to improvements in border-crossing and custom procedures;
6. Increasing technical cooperation.
The work plan is the result of an extensive process of public consultation conducted by both countries.
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