What we do
The FBIA represents and promotes the interests of food importers with government agencies and key stakeholders to minimise the impact of regulations while achieving the government’s public policy objectives.
How we do it
The FBIA works with regulators to influence the development of standards and regulatory controls to minimise the impact on importers and to achieve good public policy objectives. The association is represented on several committees across the imported food sector to ensure a consistent and transparent voice on behalf of members.
Current Issues for members
- Import permit applications
- Introducing Food Import Compliance Agreements (FICA)
- Inspection issues at the border
- BICON; identifying a food type and other challenge
- Review of Import Conditions for processed foods
- FSANZ – harmonisation of maximum residue limits
- Front of Pack and allergen labelling
- Country of Origin labelling
So, what do members get?
The FBIA provides a broad range of personal services to benefit member businesses. These include:
Some of our achievements include: