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Draft Organic Rules Update

Australian Organic Limited (AOL) recently provided, on behalf of members, a submission to the Department of Agriculture, Water & Environment on the Consultation Draft Export Control (Organic Goods) Rules 2020 (draft organic rules).

A recent correspondence from the Department expressed gratitude towards AOL and its members for providing feedback on the draft organic rules as it is important to ensure these rules are fit for purpose.

Key changes to the draft organic rules as a direct result of our submission are as below:

  • The definition of cosmetic products will include product intended for use on domestic animals
  • Further consideration will be made regarding how organic household cleaning products will be managed.

Members can view AOL’s submission in the online member portal (requires log in to view).

We would like to thank those members who supported our submission to the Department and will continue to keep you updated through the course of the consultative process.