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.


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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.

Information Sessions

Information sessions are being held in capital cities and regional centres during the consultation period.

These sessions will provide stakeholders with in depth information on the proposed improvements. For further information on dates and locations and to register visit the country of origin labelling information session event page

The consultation closes 5pm AEST 29 January 2016.

Why We Are Consulting

Your feedback will be used to inform the Australian state and territory government’s decision on country of origin labelling. Stakeholder insight, data and information is crucial to ensure governments have comprehensive and accurate information when making their final decision.


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