The purpose of the review
An Organic Orders Review is being undertaken by Deloitte for the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR). The Review is aimed at “getting the regulatory settings right to support industry accessing the premium markets that organics represents”.
As part of a wider initiative to strengthen agricultural exports and market access, DAWR is updating the agricultural export legislative framework. This includes replacing the Export Control Act 1982 (Cth) and updating and consolidating the Export Control Orders that support the Act.
The export of organic products is currently regulated under the Export Control (Organic Produce Certification) Orders and associated instruments, and these are the subject of the Review.
This review of the Export Control (Organic Produce Certification) Orders provides an opportunity for the industry to partner with the Australian Government to develop better and simpler regulations that act in the interests of organic operators—regulations that could underpin domestic market integrity, reduce red tape, and support a more prosperous and future‑oriented organic industry.