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Policy on Providing Guidance on Regulatory Requirements

The FAQs below are meant to provide Canadians and businesses with basic information about all of the regulatory instruments established by the FPCC.

1. Proclamations under the Farm Products Agencies Act (FPAA)

What is the purpose of these regulations?

The five Proclamations under the FPAA were initiated by the Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC) to establish the National Farm Products Agencies (Agencies). These include the:

• Canadian Egg Marketing Agency
• Chicken Farmers of Canada
• Canadian Hatching Egg Producers
• Canadian Turkey Marketing Agency
• Canadian Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Agency

What are the key elements of this regulation?

The Proclamations include the provisions establishing the relevant agencies and the marketing plan or the promotion and research plan which set the criteria for levies and quotas. In addition, the Proclamation delegates regulation-making authority to Agencies to engage in providing national marketing or research and promotion guidance for their sector, which may include activities such as establishing provincial quota systems (marketing agencies), licensing rules (marketing agencies) and levy-setting for interprovincial and export trade (marketing and research and promotion agencies).

How does this regulation affect Canadian businesses?

Agencies are industry regulatory bodies subject to federal oversight and funded by levies. They have as their primary responsibilities the monitoring of compliance with provincial quota allocations under supply management (marketing agencies only) and representing the best interests of their sector. They act in the broad interests of their sector to undertake research and market their commodity.

What is the timeline for implementation?

The Proclamations under the FPAA are already in force.

2. Delegation Orders under the Agricultural Products Marketing Act (APMA)

What is the purpose of this regulation?

There are 90 Delegation Orders initiated by the FPCC under the APMA wherein the federal government provides authority to provincial commodity boards to regulate marketing in interprovincial and export trade.

What are the key elements of this regulation?

These Delegation Orders contain provisions that facilitate interprovincial and export trade by authorizing provincial commodity boards to regulate the marketing of commodities in interprovincial and export trade markets as well as to fix, impose and collect levies.

How does this regulation affect Canadian businesses?

The Delegation Orders under the APMA delegate regulation-making authority to provincial commodity boards which enables them to create regulations to regulate the marketing of commodities in interprovincial and export trade markets to the same extent that they regulate marketing in intraprovincial trade (i.e., the collection of levies and charges and/or other marketing activity for which the commodity board has been delegated the powers by their respective provincial government).

What is the timeline for implementation?

The Delegation Orders under the APMA are already in force.

The FPCC solicited feedback from stakeholders on how to improve its regulatory interpretation practices.

For more information

All of the Government of Canada’s acts and regulations can be found on the Justice Laws website.

Consult the following for links to the Cabinet Directive on Regulation and supporting policies and guidance, and for information on government-wide regulatory initiatives implemented by departments and agencies across the Government of Canada:

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit: