All food sold in Australia must be safe and meet Australia’s food standards.
We can negotiate a certification arrangement with a foreign government for a food that provides assurance that food safety risks are managed.
Some foods classified as risk require a recognised foreign government certificate to be imported into Australia.
Find out about mandatory certification and the foods covered.
Other foods classified as risk benefit from a reduced rate of inspection if they are government certified.
Find out about voluntary certification and the foods covered.
How to apply for an arrangement
Foreign governments can apply to set up an arrangement with the Australian Government.
Learn more about how to apply.