Do you import and sell products made overseas?
Recently the federal government announced its intention to adopt the principle that if a system, service or product has been approved under a trusted international standard or risk assessment, then Australian regulators should not impose any additional requirements, unless there is a good and demonstrable reason to do so. In practice, this should mean less paperwork for the importers of many foreign products.
Standards and bans span a wide range of product categories, including children’s toys, sports/recreation and home wares/furniture.
This announcement affects the ACCC’s development and review of mandatory product safety standards, as well as bans on goods regulated via the Australian Consumer Law. We’ve prepared a consultation paper on the issue and are now inviting stakeholders to make submissions. The paper is available on the Product Safety Australia website.
Small Business team
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)