Public Services and Procurement Canada
Administrative Burden Baseline: 2019

In its Red Tape Reduction Action Plan, the Government committed to build on the efforts of the Paperwork Burden Reduction Initiative by requiring departments, through the Administrative Burden Baseline, to provide a count of the requirements in federal regulations that impose an administrative burden on business.

All federal regulations that are administered by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) that have requirements that impose administrative burden on business are identified below. The total 2019 count is 498. The total June 30, 2014 baseline count is 484.

For 2014 and 2015, the Administrative Burden Baseline count for the Controlled Goods Regulations published was 388. This figure was adjusted to account for a form that was omitted from the initial baseline counting exercise. The form had 96 data fields, changing the initial baseline count from 388 to 484.

The Department's Administrative Burden count has not changed since June 30, 2017. No new administrative burdens have been added to PSPC's Administrative Burden count for the period July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

Administrative burden: counting federal by laws
Title of the regulation Statutory order and regulation number 2019 count
Controlled Goods Regulations 2001-32 498
Total count Not applicable 498

Access count from previous years


Ashutosh Rajekar
Director, Treasury Board Affairs
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Telephone: 819‑420‑6235
Mobile: 613‑793‑0774

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