Harmonisation of Standards

FIA is helping to accelerate the removal of remaining trade barriers in Asia by advocating regional harmonisation of regulatory standards in alignment with global guidelines such as Codex Alimentarius. Our regional efforts to remove these technical barriers to trade (TBTs) seek to ensure the highest level of consumer protection as well as supporting the commercial viability of the industry in the international trading environment.

Set up as a separate legal-entity fully funded and supported by FIA, the ASEAN Food and Beverage Alliance (AFBA) works in partnership with national industry associations and the food industry to reduce costs and improve efficiency by accelerating the harmonisation of food laws in the ASEAN Economic Community.

Visit the AFBA website