Country of Origin Labelling
Consumers have called for greater clarity around the origin of the food they buy so they can make more informed purchasing decisions. The Australian Government and state and territory governments are addressing this long standing issue.
You can have your say on the potential impacts of changing Australia’s country of origin labelling framework during the consultation period on the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS).
The Consultation RIS examines the advantages, disadvantages and costs of potential improvements to the country of origin labelling framework.
The consultation package includes the six documents below. You are encouraged to provide feedback on all or any of the documents provided. The Consultation RIS also presents the Commonwealth Government’s preferred response. The following documents provide more detail on what this might look like.
- Item 2 - Draft Country of origin food labelling information standard | PDF
- Item 3 - Draft Information Standard - Explanatory and discussion paper | PDF
- Item 4 - Proposed changes to the Australian Made Australian Grown certification trademark | PDF
- Item 5 - Draft safe harbour defence amendments | PDF
- Item 6 - Draft safe harbour defence amendments - Explanatory and discussion paper | PDF
If you are having difficulties accessing the documents, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions to help prepare your response to each of the above components are compiled at Attachment A of the Consultation RIS and are also available separately:
A fact sheet on the possible impacts for trading partners has been provided to assist.
What Happens Next
Consultation closed on the 29 January 2016.
A Decision RIS was prepared and the State/Territory and Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Ministers voted on the 31st March 2016 to implement the proposed reforms to the country of origin labelling framework.
For the latest information on the reforms please refer to the Country Of Origin for Food webpage.
Non-confidential submissions can be viewed by following the link at the bottom of this page.
View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.