This publication explain the conformity assessment process, provides an overview of the conformity assessment industry in Canada and discussess conformity assessment as a technical barrier to trade. Implications of the misalignment of regulations and conformity assessment practices across Canada are outlined.


This report provides a broad overview of the conformity assessment system, what it is, how it operates, its social and economic importance to Canada, and the implications for internal trade.

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Publication type:
  • Member publication
Other authors:
  • Diane Liao
  • Zoe Gray
  • Michellle Parkouda
  • Canada