International standards and risk assessments: Customs wants your input

International standards and risk assessments: Customs wants your input | Transport & Logistics News

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has developed a set of criteria for the adoption of international standards and risk assessments. They would like your feedback on the criteria.

The Australian Government is adopting the principle that if a system, service or product has been approved under a trusted international standard or risk assessment, then Australian regulators should not impose any additional requirements, unless there is a good reason to do so.

It is seeking feedback on the criteria and processes to use to determine whether international standards and risk assessments are suitable for use in Australia.

“The requirements of this new policy tie into the Department’s ongoing commitment to reduce its regulatory burden on business, individuals and community organisations, and to contributing to the government’s $1 billion annual net red tape reduction target,” Customs said.

View the consultation paper and provide your feedback before the submission deadline, Monday 14 December 2015.

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