RCC & Canada-U.S. Apparel Industry: Effective Regulatory Alignment Could Remove “A Substantial Burden to our Economies.”

Effective regulatory alignment between the Canadian and U.S. apparel industry—concerning labeling requirements and flammability requirements—could remove costs now borne by consumers on both sides of the border.

Just another way the Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) holds so much promise for enhancing the Canada-U.S. economic relationship, and the personal economies of Americans and Canadians alike.

Lean more about the Canadian and American apparel industries here.

From Just-Style.com:

The apparel sectors in the US and Canada are ripe for regulatory alignment, according to the countries’ leading sector trade associations.

In responding to a request for comments on regulatory harmonisation from the Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC), the Canada Apparel Federation (CAF) and the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) cite a number of claimed anomalies.

These include labelling requirements identifying the maker or seller of the apparel, which are applied using the RN or WPL standard in the US, and the CN standard in Canada.

The two organisations argue that maintaining two separate systems is costly to the industry and government alike, and call for the two to be merged, or at least for mutual recognition of the two systems.

“While we highlight a number of diverse issues, each concern impairs our industry’s competitiveness and adds additional costs to consumers.

“When taken together, they result in a substantial burden to our economies.”

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