Administrative Burden Baseline: Update 2016
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 the Canada Border Services Agency that have requirements that impose administrative burden on business are identified below. The total 2016 count is 1473. The total June 30, 2014 baseline count is 1426.
In 2016, the Canada Border Services Agency amended several regulations to support the implementation of Interactive Advance Passenger Information (IAPI). The IAPI initiative will contribute to preventing prescribed persons and improperly documented foreign nationals from reaching Canadian ports of entry by air, thereby protecting the integrity of Canada's immigration program and enhancing public safety and national security. This aligns Canada's border management approach and practices with those increasingly used internationally. The addition of information obligations to the Passenger Information (Customs) Regulations (SOR/2003-219) and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (SOR/2002-227) resulted in a net increase in the count of requirements from 1470 in 2015 to 1473 in 2016.
Previous years' counts for the Canada Border Services Agency are available upon request.
Canada Border Services Agency
191 Laurier Ave. W., 13th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1A 0L8
- Government-wide Administrative Burden Baseline counts
- Government-Wide Forward Regulatory Plans
- Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management
- Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
- Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council
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