Departmental Actions to respond to the Red Tape Reduction Commission's Recommendations Report

The following initiative is Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's contribution to the ninety department-specific recommendations which were set out in the Red Tape Reduction Commission's 2012 Recommendations Report.

1. Initiative

On October 9, 2014, an investment of $7.5 million was made to the Canadian Agri Traceability Services to develop, implement and operate a national livestock traceability data service.

2. How will red tape be reduced?

The database will reduce red tape and complement the work the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is doing through the Traceability National Information Portal, one of 90 department-specific reforms under the Government's Red Tape Reduction Action Plan.

This national traceability database will collect, maintain and manage information in accordance with national standards, federal and provincial regulations, and the specific needs and requirements of industry. The project is divided into two phases. The first phase will look at the development and implementation of the traceability database. The second phase will involve seeing it into operation.

3. Who benefits and how?

Streamlining regulations and cutting red tape will help to spur innovation and productivity in agriculture, as well as increase Canadian competitiveness and free business to innovate, invest, grow and create jobs.

For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.

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