Legislation on food information and labelling must comply with EU law. For more information, see EUR- Lex Food Safety. The CE marking is a mandatory conformity marking for certain products sold in the European Economic Area (EEA). Multinational enterprises should be aware of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, which contain voluntary principles and standards for good governance in a wide range of areas, in accordance with existing national legislation. These guidelines are approved and promoted by the Australian Government. Australian Business in Europe (ABIE) is the leading business networking organisation for Australians working in Europe and for Europeans active in Australian industry and commerce. ABIE Italy, in particular, is a non-profit organisation that provides direct assistance in the creation of trade, investment and trade relations between Australia and Italy. Broad support is also given to many cultural and academic initiatives that complement the commercial element. Technological innovation is one of the central themes that motivate ABIE Italy`s initiatives. ABIE was established in London in 1975 to provide a forum for Australians working in Europe and European businessmen linked to Australian industry and commerce.
ABIE is a non-political organisation whose sole aim is to make available to all those interested in bilateral trade and investment between Europe and Australia the means to establish contacts with equally committed colleagues. The contact details of ABIE are: Tel. In such cases, it may be necessary to obtain import licences and additional documents before being exported to Italy. For more information on import certificates, quotas and limited goods, please contact Italian Customs. The Australian Business Network in Italy is a forum where Australian organisations doing business in Italy and Italian organisations doing business with them or australia can meet and connect. The EU and Australia have concluded negotiations for a political framework agreement containing a series of economic and trade cooperation agreements. The European Union negotiates free trade agreements on behalf of all its member states, with member states having granted the EU “exclusive competence” to conclude trade agreements. Nevertheless, the governments of the Member States monitor each stage of the process (through the Council of the European Union, whose members are national ministers of each national government). So far, the EU and Australia have implemented their trade and economic relations under the 2008 EU-Australia Partnership Framework. .