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

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 Asia Pacific jurisdictions are complex and sometimes unpredictable. This in itself creates a barrier to trade.

The purpose of this searchable and comparative microsite is to summarise food law regulation in 11 jurisdictions across Asia Pacific and to help food businesses navigate the 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. Changes to the local laws and regulations in some of these areas occur frequently.  Whilst we endeavour to keep the site updated, we invite you to seek specific and current advice as needed from appropriate Baker McKenzie contacts.

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Last updated: 2018