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Imported Food Reforms

29th March 2017

Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

On 20 March 2017, the Government announced a public consultation period on the pre exposure draft legislation to strengthen the management of safety risks for imported food. 

The proposed legislation will increase the accountability of importers, taking into consideration the food safety and regulatory systems in countries of origin and introducing stronger traceability requirements.

A Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was prepared and certified by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, and was assessed as compliant and consistent with best practice by the Office of Best Practice Regulation.

The RIS estimates that the preferred option will have an annual average net regulatory cost of $0.0216 million, and identifies offsets.  

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