Draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement

Closed 20 Oct 2023

Opened 25 Sep 2023


FSANZ is seeking comment on revised regulatory charges to recover costs for paid applications.  

FSANZ’s authority to recover costs is set out in section 146 of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 (FSANZ Act) which provides that the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Regulations 1994 (the Regulations) may charge for services provided by FSANZ.  

Part 4, sections 6B to 9 of the Regulations establish the rates of charging, identify the circumstances in which instalments may be paid and the process for paying refunds. 

Details on the framework for charges for paid applications are set out in the Application Handbook, see Guideline 2.1, 2.1.5 Charges. 

How to make a submission

You should refer to the consultation papers below before answering the questions. Once you begin your submission you can save a draft and continue at another time before the closing date.

Consultation papers

Why your views matter

FSANZ invites and welcomes public and stakeholder input into all its standards setting processes. Your views will help us ensure an effective, transparent and accountable regulatory framework for industry and food authorities.


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