New Imported Food Control Order

Food imported to Australia for commercial purposes is regulated by law. These laws include:

The Order will be automatically repealed on 1 October 2019. This is called ‘sunsetting’. To remain law, we now have to remake the Order.

We propose that we remake the Order without amendments. The Order is still fit for purpose, as it:

  • enables the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources to identify and classify imported food as risk food or compliance agreement food
  • enables the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources to identify risk food that must be covered by a recognised foreign government certificate
  • supports our obligations under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement (TTMRA).

About consultation

Public consultation on the Regulations opened on 31 January 2019 and closed on 17 March 2019. We would like to thank all contributors for submissions we received.

Food imported to Australia for commercial purposes is regulated by law. These laws include:

The Order will be automatically repealed on 1 October 2019. This is called ‘sunsetting’. To remain law, we now have to remake the Order.

We propose that we remake the Order without amendments. The Order is still fit for purpose, as it:

  • enables the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources to identify and classify imported food as risk food or compliance agreement food
  • enables the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources to identify risk food that must be covered by a recognised foreign government certificate
  • supports our obligations under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement (TTMRA).

About consultation

Public consultation on the Regulations opened on 31 January 2019 and closed on 17 March 2019. We would like to thank all contributors for submissions we received.

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