Western Hemisphere Partners Advance Work on Good Regulatory Practices

July 25, 2023

Countries share initiatives for more inclusive consultations

Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, Panama, Paraguay, the United States, and Uruguay convened July 21 to mark one year in their implementation of the Declaration on Good Regulatory Practices (GRPs), announced during the Summit of the Americas in June 2022.  The Inter-American Development Bank also joined the countries for an exchange focusing on best practices for inclusive consultations, and efforts to implement the related provisions of the Declaration.  The countries also discussed upcoming opportunities for further engagement on GRPs, including in regional exchanges and at the WTO.

There was agreement to meet again in 2024 to continue sharing experiences and advancements in good governance practices.

The text of the Declaration is available here.