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NMMA Canada backs regulatory cooperation plan

The National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada said it is backing the Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council Joint Forward Plan.

The plan, put forth by the U.S. and Canadian governments, sets the stage for fundamental changes in the way regulatory departments and agencies in both countries work together, making it easier for businesses to operate in both countries. The plan commits to deepening the level of regulatory cooperation between Canada and the United States, a benefit to marine manufacturers on both sides of the border.

NMMA has worked with officials at Transport Canada over the past few years on the alignment of noat construction standards between Canada and the U.S., making it easier for marine businesses to sell product in North America,” NMMA Canada executive director/vice president of government relations Sara Anghel said in a statement. “I am pleased that the federal government has acknowledged the importance of this to the recreational boating industry and has built a plan to move forward.”

As cited in a joint Canada-U.S. press release, Transport Canada has developed a memoranda of understanding with the American Boat and Yacht Council and the National Marine Manufacturers Association to move into closer alignment with the United States by incorporating ABYC standards and NMMA certification for boat construction. The idea is to reduce duplication of work for both administrations and reduce the burden on boatbuilders.

To that end, Transport Canada and the U.S. Coast Guard are drafting a memorandum of understanding covering enhanced collaboration for ongoing alignment, compliance monitoring and recalls. Further meetings are to take place to reach the alignment goal. The next steps include consultations in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 8.

“NMMA Canada looks forward to continuing to work with the government of Canada and other stakeholders to provide input on behalf of the recreational boating industry to ensure that together we can generate the greatest benefit for the North American boating community,” the group said.

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