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The FBIA advocates for the interests of food and beverage importers with government regulators and statutory entities involved in food and beverage importation. The organization strives to reduce the burden of regulations while meeting the government's public policy goals.

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Members have access to technical assistance across the imported sector, guidance and support on industry issues, education and information on regulatory obligations, and access to various networking opportunities.


Waiver period extended for eligible veterinary active constituent applications

For those veterinary active constituent applications which meet the scope of the vet actives project, we have extended the period to waive, partially waive or refund fees associated with Item 17 and 18 applications until the end of June 2017. For more information please contact the Veterinary Actives team via email [email protected] or call +61 2 6210 4984.

Globally harmonized system of classification and labelling

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) for agvet chemical products is a single internationally agreed system of chemical classification and hazard communication through labelling and safety data sheets. The work health and safety legislation requires that, from 1 January 2017, all agvet chemical products be labelled in accordance with the GHS. This includes statements relating to the intrinsic hazards of the product, in addition to relevant label particulars required by the APVMA. For more information, visit our website.

Christmas closure

Our office will be closed from 5 pm AEDT Friday 23 December 2016, and will re-open for business on Tuesday 3 January 2017. The website and APVMA online services will be available, however we will not respond to phone and email queries during this period. For urgent enquiries please contact Stefanie Janiec, the Chief Operating Officer, on 0409 489 794. We would like to wish all of you a happy and safe holiday season—see you in 2017!

Help and assistance

Visit: Telephone: +61 2 6210 4701 Email: [email protected]

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Imported Food section update

Imported Food Notice 21-16 has been published to advise of changes to the inspection and analysis of fish and fish products for histamine. Imported Food Notice 22-16 has been published to advise about upcoming changes to the analysis of uncooked slow dry cured ready-to-eat ham. Imported Food Notice 23-16 has been published to advise about upcoming changes to the profile questions that apply to cooked crustaceans. Imported Food Notice 24-16 has been published to advise that the department has commenced a period of public consultation as part of the review of the Imported Food Control Regulations. These notices can be accessed via the following link:


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