Have your Say: Remaking the Imported Food Control Regulations

| February 24, 2019

The importation of food for commercial purposes into Australia is regulated by the Imported Food Control Act 1992 and its subordinate legislation including the Imported Food Control Regulations 1993 (the Regulations). The Regulations will be automatically repealed on 1 October 2019 as part of the sunsetting process that all Australian subordinate legislation is subject to. This project aims to remake the Regulations so that they continue to be law.

The changes have been designed to:

  • Reduce the complexity of administration
  • Provide flexibility for local and imported food inspection scheme’s approach to addressing changing trade in food
  • ensure best practice regulation is reflected

Submit your feedback on the draft Regulations by 28 February 2019.

To have your say:

  • read the consultation papers and draft regulations
  • complete the online survey

Go to https://haveyoursay.agriculture.gov.au/remaking-imported-food-control-regulations to register.