Forward Regulatory Plan

CFIA's Forward Regulatory Plan: 2019 to 2021 New

  • is a public list or description of anticipated regulatory changes (regulatory initiatives) that CFIA intends to propose or finalize within a 2-year period
  • may include regulatory initiatives that are planned to come forward over a longer time frame and that are indicated as long-term

Some of the initiatives in this plan may be associated with CFIA's multi‑year plan to review its existing regulations (stock review plan)

This Forward Regulatory Plan also includes initiatives that were identified in the Regulatory Review Sectoral Roadmap. See the Agri-food and Aquaculture Regulatory Review Roadmap for details.

Forward Regulatory Plans are intended to help Canadians, including businesses, Indigenous peoples and trading partners, plan for:

  • opportunities to provide their feedback during regulatory development
  • future regulatory changes

The Forward Regulatory Plan briefly describes each regulatory initiative and includes information such as:

  • who may be affected by a regulatory initiatives
  • regulatory cooperation efforts undertaken or planned
  • opportunities for public consultation
  • links to related information or analysis
  • CFIA's contact information

The Forward Regulatory Plan will be updated over time to reflect, for example:

  • progress in regulatory development
  • changes to CFIA's regulatory priorities or its operating environment

For more information

Consult CFIA's acts and regulations web page for:

  • a list of acts and regulations administered by CFIA
  • further information on CFIA's implementation of government-wide regulatory management initiatives

Consult the following for links to the Cabinet Directive on Regulation and supporting policies and guidance, and for information on government-wide regulatory initiatives implemented by departments and agencies across the Government of Canada:

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit:

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