Regulator Considerations: Leveraging Opportunities through Regulatory Cooperation

March 28, 2017

This paper examines the opportunity that regulatory cooperation provides to rationalise the array of overlapping international regulatory systems going forward, and the role that trade agreements can play to facilitate this occurring, particularly with regard to lessons learned from the Canada-US regulatory cooperation effort. In so doing, the paper outlines the context for cooperation between regulators, the important role for stakeholders, the approach to regulatory cooperation planning, and potential trade agreement implications.

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The Role of Regulatory Cooperation in the Future of the WTO

March 28, 2017

The emergence of global value chains (GVCs) and global public goods presents an opportunity for the World Trade Organization (WTO) to play a larger role in international regulatory cooperation. This p... READ MORE

Bridging Distance for Development: Regulatory Cooperation Applied to Consumer Rights, Parcel Delivery and Sales Tax

March 28, 2017

This paper examines the need to encourage more widespread and inclusive participation of micro, small, and medium enterprises in global markets as a component of the Sustainable Development Goals. It... READ MORE