Administrative Burden Baseline: Update 2020
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 June 30, 2014 Administrative Burden Baseline count was 2809.
The total 2020 count is 3137.
The increase of administrative burden from the 2019 count is the result of four new regulations between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020:
- Brokering Permit Regulations
- General Brokering Permit No.1
- General Export Permit No. 47 - Export of Arms Trade Treaty Items to the United States
- General Import Permit No. 83 — Aluminum Products
Additionally, 8 regulations were amended or repealed between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020:
- General Import Permit No. 80 — Carbon Steel
- General Import Permit No. 81 — Specialty Steel Products
- Issuance of Certificates Regulations
- Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Central African Republic
- United Nations Democratic Republic of the Congo Regulations
- Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolution on Eritrea
- Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)
- United Nations Sudan Regulations
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
- Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
- 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.
Senior Regulatory Affairs Advisor
Global Affairs Canada
125 Sussex Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0G2
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