The ecolabel schemes in the major markets for the Australian wildflower and native plant industry (Japan, North America, Europe, China, Middle East and South East Asia) will be indentified. The leading importers and wholesalers in the major markets will be surveyed to identify their ecolabel requirements and preferences. The requirements of the preferred ecolabelling schemes will be identified. The certification and ongoing audit costs of the preferred ecolabelling schemes will be ascertained. [The costs of meeting the standards of the preferred ecolabelling schemes will depend on the circumstances of each supplier.] The costs and benefits of establishing an accredited Australian wildflower and native plant industry ecolabel will also be ascertained.
New and Emerging Plant Industries
Cedar Hill Flowers & Foliage
To provide the necessary information to enable individual Australian wildflower and native plant industry suppliers to determine on a cost benefit basis the most appropriate ecolabelling scheme(s) according to their current situation and their existing and potential export markets.
Project Start Date
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Project Completion Date
Thursday, August 30, 2012
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