Domestic organic regulation framework: Consultation regulation impact statement (30 page(s), in English)
The Australian Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) is undertaking a public consultation process on potential improvements to Australia's domestic organic regulatory framework. As part of this process, DAWE has released a Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) available at https://haveyoursay.awe.gov.au/organics. The RIS examines possible policy problems with the current system, as well as potential regulatory and non-regulatory options for reform.
One of the regulatory options identified in the document is the introduction of a mandatory domestic organics standard which would apply to products sold as organic in Australia, including imports.
The exact nature of regulation as it applies to imports would be advised at a later date, pending consultation outcomes and further consideration by the Australian government.