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Regulatory reform concerns improvements to the quality of government regulation.
At the international level, the "OECD Regulatory Reform Programme is aimed at helping governments improve regulatory quality - that is, reforming regulations that raise unnecessary obstacles to competition, innovation and growth, while ensuring that regulations efficiently serve important social objectives".
The OECD produced a report in September 2012 reviewing Indonesia's regulatory reform programme, focusing on Indonesia's administrative and institutional arrangements for ensuring that regulations are effective and efficient.
The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 aimed in part to "make provision for the reduction of legislative burdens". Part 5, "Reduction of legislative burdens", made provision for "sunset and review provisions" in secondary legislation, i.e.
- a power to review the effectiveness of the legislation within a specified period or at the end of a specified period
- provision for the legislation to cease to have effect at the end of a specified day or a specified period
- a power to consider whether the objectives which it was the purpose of the legislation to achieve remain appropriate and, if so, whether they could be achieved in another way.
The Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 sought to improve the regulation of businesses requiring certain environmental permits within Scotland whilst strengthening existing environmental protection.
- Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980
- H.R. 5 (bill), the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017. Some policy advocates argue that this bill should "more aptly ... be named the 'Filthy Food Act'".
- OECD, OECD Regulatory Reform Programme
- Reviews of Regulatory Reform: Indonesia - Strengthening Co-ordination and Connecting Markets, launched 27 September 2012
- Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013
- Section 14A of the Interpretation Act 1978, inserted by section 59 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013
- H.R.5 - Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017, accessed 25 April 2017
- Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Open letter to Campbell Soup Company, Cargill, Coca-Cola, CVS Health, Domino's Pizza, General Mills, PepsiCo, Target, Walgreens, Walmart and Yum! Brands, 11 April 2017, accessed 25 April 2017
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