29-2017 - Imported food reforms – exposure draft legislation

​​27 March 2017

Who does this notice affect?

Australian food importers and customs brokers

Notification text

On 20 March 2017, the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resource, the Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, announced the Australian Government’s decision to introduce changes to the management of imported food safety risks through a package of legislative and non-legislative reforms.

The exposure draft amendment bill and regulations to enable the legislative reforms is available for public consultation. Members of the public, food importing companies and Australia’s trading partners are invited to provide comments on the draft bill and regulations. The consultation period will close on 4 May 2017.