Local Companies Urged to Gain Deeper Footing in Export Markets

By Azlan OthmanThis article by Azlan Othman, was published in the Borneo Bulletin on December 4 ,2018. LOCAL companies are encouraged to export more of their products to move forward, as Brunei is still heavily dependent on imports according to the national import statistics report for 2017.Purchases of several types of goods – notably agricultural,...

Harmonising Food Standards in ASEAN

By Teresa Lo and YiFan Jiang   This opinion editorial by Ms Teresa Lo, programme leader for the ASEAN Food and Beverage Alliance (AFBA), and Ms YiFan Jiang, Head of Science & Regulatory Affairs at Food Industry Asia (FIA), was published in the April 2018 edition of Foodbiz Asia. How will harmonising food standards benefit the ASEAN Food &...

ASEAN Food and Beverage Alliance (AFBA) Releases Report on Trade Impact of Non-Harmonised Nutrition Labelling in ASEAN

The launch of the “Nutrition Labelling on Prepackaged Food: Impact on Trade in ASEAN” report was held on 28 February 2018. The report was initiated by the ASEAN Food and Beverage Alliance (AFBA) with the support of Food Industry Asia (FIA), and focused on trade barriers in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for the prepackaged food...

AFBA Report: Nutrition Labelling on Prepackaged Food: Impact on Trade in ASEAN

The non-harmonisation of nutrition labelling has been identified as one of the top technical barriers to trade (TBT) in ASEAN, according to a survey conducted within the food & beverage industry in 2013. Since then, the ASEAN Food & Beverage Alliance (AFBA) has put forward nutrition labelling as one of the recommended areas for harmonisation.In...

AFBA White Paper: ASEAN Harmonisation in the Food Sector

The AFBA White Paper outlines how common approaches to standards on nutrition labelling; pre-market registration; import and export certification; authorisation of food ingredients and additives; and contaminant limits and analytical methods will open up the flow of food trade around the region. The paper acknowledges the challenges of achieving full...

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