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Baker & McKenzie – Asia Pacific Food Law Guide

Navigating Asia Pacific’s Food Laws

Population growth, rising incomes, changing diets and an increased desire for premium imported food and beverage products across the Asia Pacific presents significant opportunities for the food and agribusiness sector.

As tariffs, quotas and other traditional barriers to trade gradually decline with the growth in free trade agreements, the focus on entering the Asia Pacific market has increased significantly. However the regulatory regimes in many APAC jurisdictions are complex and sometimes unpredictable. This in itself creates a barrier to trade.

The purpose of Baker & McKenzie’s searchable microsite is to summarise food law regulation in 11 jurisdictions across Asia Pacific and to help food businesses navigate this complex regulatory area. Topics covered in the guide include local language and basic labelling requirements, country of origin labelling, mandatory warnings, product registration, import permit and clearance requirements.

Click here for the guide.