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Country of Origin Labelling of Food

Office of Regulation Review submission

This submission to the National Food Authority was released in October 1994.

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Contents

1   Introduction

2   The NFA proposal

3   Government policy on regulation

4   Objectives of country of origin labelling

5   Economic rationale for country of origin regulation

6   The scale of the problem
Survey data
Evidence of consumer confusion
Overseas experience

7   The benefits of specific regulation — can it overcome potential confusion?

8   Specific regulation versus general regulation

9   Alternative approaches

10   Costs of the NFA’s proposals
Australian firms
Importing firms
Consumers
Government

11   Conclusion

References

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