Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew today acknowledged the 20th Anniversary of the Food Treaty between Australia and New Zealand at a conference in Wellington hosted by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ). “The Food Treaty, implemented in 1996, was an important step towards enhancing trade between Australia and New Zealand, as part of Closer Economic Relations,” says Mrs Goodhew.

“The Treaty has simplified two-way trade, and exporters on both sides now view each other’s markets as extensions of their domestic markets. “The Treaty also committed Australia and New Zealand to developing the joint food standards code, through FSANZ, which underpins New Zealand’s food safety system,” says Mrs Goodhew.

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