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Have Your Say: Public Consultation on the CEC’s New Trilateral Project

Advancing Supply Chain Transparency for Chemicals in Products

A fundamental assumption in circular economy is that materials re-introduced within value chains are safe for human health and the environment. However, challenges to identifying risks can be due to a lack of composition data for chemicals in products, as well as a lack of industrial awareness of the harm they pose.

The goal of this project is to foster collaboration among North American countries to improve supply chain transparency and enhance governments’ ability to identify and prevent products containing chemicals of concern, or chemical substitutes of concern (e.g., regrettable substitution), from entering or re-entering the economy. The information derived from this project will also help industry build resilient supply chains that respond to consumer demand for safer products and information on their chemical composition.

We need your perspective to help improve our work.

More specifically, we’re looking for your feedback on important questions about this trilateral project:

  • Do you currently see your organization or institution playing any type of role in the activities of this project, such as offering input, participating in project workshops or consultations, or being part of pilot project? If so, please tell us more about your potential participation or contribution to the project activities.
  • Please tell us of other organizations or institutions with which you think we should engage during the implementation of the project.
  • Please tell us of any ongoing challenges, issues, or approaches related to supply chain transparency for chemicals in products that we should consider as part of this project.
  • Please provide any additional comments you would like to share with us about the project.

The deadline to submit feedback is 4 April 2022. Engaging our community and hearing your comments and suggestions is an important part of our work. We look forward to hearing from you!

Using your feedback, the Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) will advise the CEC’s Council and provide recommendations on implementing the project and partnering with organizations who can help maximize our impact.

Provide your perspective here.

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We’re launching a public consultation to gather feedback on our new trilateral project on supply chain transparency for chemicals in products and we want to hear from you.

About the CEC

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) was established in 1994 by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States through the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, a parallel environmental agreement to NAFTA. As of 2020, the CEC is recognized and maintained by the Environmental Cooperation Agreement, in parallel with the new Free Trade Agreement of North America. The CEC brings together a wide range of stakeholders, including the general public, Indigenous people, youth, nongovernmental organizations, academia, and the business sector, to seek solutions to protect North America’s shared environment while supporting sustainable development for the benefit of present and future generations

The CEC is governed and funded equally by the Government of Canada through Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Government of the United States of Mexico through the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, and the Government of the United States of America through the Environmental Protection Agency.

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