Public Member Susan Dudley Publishes Report Comparing EU and U.S. Regulatory Systems

In Recommendation 2011-6 on International Regulatory Cooperation, the Administrative Conference of the United States urged federal agencies to identify opportunities for removing unnecessary trade barriers between the United States and key trading partners.  Since that time, there have been a number of high-profile developments related to international regulatory cooperation, including the Obama Administration’s issuance of Executive Order 13,609 (which implements many of the proposals contained in Recommendation 2011-6) and the initiation of negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a U.S.–EU free trade agreement focused largely on achieving increased regulatory coordination.

Professor Susan E. Dudley, a Public Member of ACUS, recently co-authored a report comparing the regulatory systems in both the United States and European Union (along with Kai Wegrich of the Hertie School of Governance).  Professors Dudley and Wegrich’s report, along with an earlier report by Professors Richard Parker and Alberto Alemanno, should prove quite valuable in identifying opportunities for enhanced integration in both the U.S. and EU regulatory regimes.