Administrative Burden Baseline: Update 2017
In its Red Tape Reduction Action Plan, the Government committed to build on the efforts of the Paperwork Burden Reduction Initiative by requiring departments, through the Administrative Burden Baseline, to provide a count of the requirements in federal regulations that impose an administrative burden on business.
The Administrative Burden Baseline provides Canadians with a clear metric on the total number of requirements in federal regulations and associated forms that impose administrative burden on business. This baseline contributes to the openness and transparency of the federal regulatory system.
All federal regulations administered by Global Affairs Canada that have requirements that impose administrative burden on business are identified below. The total 2017 count is 2774. The total June 30, 2014 Administrative Burden Baseline count was 2809. The total June 30, 2015 Administrative Burden Baseline count was 2820. The total June 30, 2016 Administrative Burden Baseline count was 2784.
The decrease of 10 instances of administrative burden from the 2016 count is the result of two regulations that were repealed (Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on Liberia, and the United Nations Côte d’Ivoire Regulations), and one regulation that was amended (Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)) between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. These regulatory changes are carved out from the application of the ‘One for One’ rule as they implement non-discretionary international obligations.
For more information:
- Government-Wide Forward Regulatory Plans
- The Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management
- Recommendations Report: Cutting Red Tape...Freeing Business to Grow (Red Tape Reduction Commission)
- The Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council
- Government-wide Administrative Burden Baseline counts
To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.
Previous years’ counts for Global Affairs Canada are available upon request.
Regulatory Affairs Coordinator
Global Affairs Canada
125 Sussex Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0G2
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