COOL revisited : benefit cost analysis of Country of Origin Labelling : discussion draft for Food Standards Australia and New Zealand
September 21, 2005
This report revises a previous analysis of benefits and costs of implementing proposal P292 on Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) in light of revision of the options for implementation, and information gained from new submissions and consultations with affected parties. It has been commissioned by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) to inform a regulatory impact statement (RIS) for public consultation about different options for implementing CoOL. Currently CoOL is mandatory in Australia but not in New Zealand (except for wine and wine products), so there are differential impacts in applying joint food standards across the two countries.