On June 8, 2022, USTR announced a Declaration on Good Regulatory Practices, joined by Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, Panama, Paraguay, and Uruguay.  The announcement came as trade ministers and other officials convened in Los Angeles for the Ninth Summit of the Americas.
Good regulatory practices are fundamental to transparent governance and fair trade. They promote development of better regulations, prevent and reduce non-tariff barriers, and support compliance with international trade obligations. The 2022 GRP Declaration identifies actions and practices to instill confidence, accountability, and predictability in regulatory processes. They include providing easy access to regulatory information, conducting public consultations in an open and inclusive manner; engaging all interested persons in the regulatory process; conducting reviews of regulations in effect; and using relevant international standards, guides and recommendations to avoid unnecessary obstacles to trade.
The text of the declaration is available here in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.