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MEXICO: North American Conference on Good Regulatory Practice

In conjunction with the Secretariat of Economy of Mexico, the Federal Regulatory Improvement Commission (COFEMER), and the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD ), the Standards Alliance held a “North American Conference on Good Regulatory Practices and Regulatory Cooperation” in Mexico City, Mexico. Over 150 people attended, including representatives from regulatory agencies, private sector representatives and government negotiators logo logo
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Date: December 10-11, 2014
Location: Auditorium “Raul Ramos Tercero”, Secretariat of Economy of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico


The following materials are available from the conference:


Experts provided presentations and keynote speeches on a variety of topics related to good regulatory practices and regulatory cooperation, including:

  • Scientific- and evidence-based rulemaking
  • Regulatory impact assessment
  • Public consultation and advancements in e-rulemaking
  • Use of good regulatory practices in the elaboration of technical regulations and standards
  • Case studies/best examples of effective regulatory cooperation in other countries, regions, or fora

During keynote remarks on day two, Michael Fitzpatrick, senior counsel and head of regulatory advocacy at General Electric Co., spoke about the opportunities for regulatory cooperation and alignment in the energy sector among North American economies. He noted, “The time is right now for the United States and Mexico to look at existing regulatory cooperation efforts and ask, "How can we do better or how can we do more?"

Joseph Tretler, Jr., and Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne
Conference speakers and moderators

Most sessions featured perspectives from each country, including presentations from high-level officials from Canada and Mexico. The U.S. government and private sector were well-represented, with speakers and moderators from agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and from ANSI members NSF International, the American Chemistry Council (ACC), and A2LA.