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The Order will be automatically repealed on 1 October 2019.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).

You can now provide your comments on the draft Order. Submit your feedback by 17 March 2019.

To have your say:

  • read the exposure draft Order and explanatory notes
  • complete the online survey.

Register in Have Your Say and follow this project for updates.

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The Order will be automatically repealed on 1 October 2019.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).

You can now provide your comments on the draft Order. Submit your feedback by 17 March 2019.

To have your say:

  • read the exposure draft Order and explanatory notes
  • complete the online survey.

Register in Have Your Say and follow this project for updates.

  • Submit your feedback online

    Provide your comments on the draft Imported Food Control Order.

    Please read the department’s privacy notice before you register and make a submission.

    To take part in this survey:

    Provide your comments on the draft Imported Food Control Order.

    Please read the department’s privacy notice before you register and make a submission.

    To take part in this survey:

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