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Annual Review of Regulatory Burdens on Business: Manufacturing and Distributive Trades

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    The Productivity Commission's report on ‘Annual Review of Regulatory Burdens on Business: Manufacturing and Distributive Trades’, identifies a number of ways the Australian Government can strip out unnecessary regulatory burdens on manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing businesses. A common concern of businesses consulted by the Commission was poor communication with regulators. Information from regulators was often found to be difficult to access, inconsistently communicated or costly to interpret. Small businesses, in particular, could be disadvantaged by such poor communications. The Commission identified a number of areas requiring action, including - increasing the national consistency in the implementation and enforcement of food regulation across all jurisdictions; - changing governance arrangements for food regulations to improve the timeliness and transparency of decision making; - reducing the time and cost, and improving the transparency, of assessment processes by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA); - removing the TGA's monopoly on assessment for Australian manufacturers of medical devices by allowing manufacturers to choose a certification body approved by the TGA.

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    This book is provided by Productivity Commission, Government of Australia in its series Research Reports with number 29 and published in 2008.

    ISBN: 978-1-74037-263-3
    Handle: RePEc:ris:prodcs:29

    Note: 266 pages
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    Keywords: regulatory burdens; manufacturing; wholesaling; retail businesses; distributive trades; food regulation; Therapeutic Goods Administration;

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