Canadian Federal Minster Scott Brison used the recently initiated Health Canada pilot for the importation of U.S. sunscreens as a leading example of the achievements in regulatory cooperation between Canada and the United States.
The Minister was heralding the benefits of Canada-U.S. regulatory cooperation in a keynote address at the Great Lakes Economic Forum in Detroit, Michigan, as part of the Canadian Government’s efforts in preparation for the re-negotiation of NAFTA.
The Health Canada sunscreen pilot was a major initiative of Cosmetics Alliance Canada (formerly the CCTFA) who successfully secured Health Canada’s agreement to the pilot last fall as a means of providing some regulatory relief in advance of the Self-Care Framework. Cosmetics Alliance is now pursing the expansion of the pilot to other trusted jurisdictions as well as similar product categories when it comes up for renewal early next year.
A copy of the Canadian Government’s Press Release can be found here.