8/20/2018: Lifejacket approval harmonization

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is seeking public comment on a policy letter to harmonize personal flotation device (PFD) standards between the United States and Canada by accepting a new standard for approval of PFDs.


11/29/2016: Coast Guard, Transport Canada sign Memorandum of Cooperation for oversight of mutually recognized organizations

The U.S. Coast Guard and Transport Canada recently signed a new ´╗┐Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) that provides a framework for sharing and coordinating information from third party recognized organizations (ROs) that carry out inspection and certification activities of commercial vessels on behalf of both governments.