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...

Harmonisation of Food Standards in ASEAN: AFBA Executive Summary

AFBA Executive Summary: AFBA Executive Summary on the Harmonisation of Food Standards in ASEAN, A Shared Vision For Regulatory Convergence. This document introduces the ASEAN Food & Beverage Alliance (AFBA) and highlights the importance of regulatory convergence in ASEAN and beyond. It describes the principles of Good Regulatory Practice as advocated...

Technical Barriers to Trade in ASEAN: AFBA Case Study – Nutrition Labelling

This document is an AFBA Case Study on Technical Barriers to Trade in ASEAN. It describes the common challenges faced by food companies in ASEAN due to the lack of harmonisation of standards relating to nutrition labelling.

Technical Barriers to Trade in ASEAN: AFBA Case Study – Contaminant Limits

This document is an AFBA Case Study on Technical Barriers to Trade in ASEAN. It describes the common challenges faced by food companies in ASEAN due to the lack of harmonisation and common standards relating to Contaminant Limits & Analytical Methods.

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