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Harmonization is the Name of the Game

December 8, 2017   (0 Comments)
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As the Government of Canada solicits for ideas from industry on how to make Canada run more efficiently, CIPH has responded by demonstrating how harmonized codes, across the country, would be beneficial to our industry, trades mobility and ultimately positively impact how we do business and deliver timely products to the marketplace.


Specifically, CIPH has asked the government to add an initiative to change provincial regulations relating to the adoption of the latest national plumbing code so that all provinces do so in a reasonable time frame.

CIPH, and other allied associations believe strongly that this will provide multiple benefits affecting the entire value chain of our industry. Beginning from the ground up it will enhance the mobility of tradespeople and create a regime where all trades are trained to the same standards and codes.

Additionally, it will make it easier for manufacturers and distributors to supply the right products to the market without having to go through redundant testing and regulatory processes that drain value and ultimately increase the costs of end users.  


These systemic cost savings will help Canadians be more efficient in the long run and will allow our industry to focus resources on issues and items of importance, including the design and manufacture of innovative products that will address emerging needs.


For years CIPH has been calling for greater harmonization of codes across provincial and international borders. As the government examines the Canadian Free Trade Agreement and invites feedback, this is a unique opportunity to share our thoughts on how to move our industry and country forward.


Click to access CIPH’s letter to the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.

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