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.
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.