2020 Food Safety, Risk and Compliance Conference

Achieving world class food safety and compliance systems through sustainable practices

Event Details
separately bookable workshop
Workshop 2: Exporting food - navigating the regulatory maze
12 March 2020 | 9.00am - 12.30pm

Understanding and complying with overseas market requirements must be a core part of your product development if your product is to be cleared for import into your destination market.  At this workshop you’ll get an overview of the broad picture, together with a roadmap to help you navigate your products export regulatory journey.  It will be useful to product developers and manufacturers of food, beverages, dietary supplements or pet food, who are new to export or wanting to export to new markets.

  • Planning for export success - how will you approach the sometimes bewildering maze of regulatory requirements when countries all have their own minefield of laws, regulations and agencies you’ll need to deal with?   
  • NZ regulatory framework and how this applies to export - if your product complies with New Zealand requirements, will it then be straightforward to send it overseas?  
  • Using the Export Regulatory Roadmap to guide product development
  • How does regulatory compliance apply to online trading?



Kathy Lloyd

Founder & Lead Consultant

Waka Kuaka

With a focus on exports, Kathy has over 20 years working in specialist areas of regulation in the food, animal product, production sectors - including over 10 years negotiating bilateral food safety and animal health standards with overseas markets. After graduating in both social science and veterinary science, Kathy worked in animal and food science regulatory roles and worked for New Zealand’s Food Safety Authority (now Food Safety New Zealand, part of Ministry for Primary Industries). Kathy’s wide experience working in regulatory and market access roles gives her an appreciation of the challenges and change that our food sector has to grapple with. She served as a Market Access Counsellor for 11 years, after working as an animal product export verifier, engaging with both industries, standard-setters and policy-makers as well as with trade officials, government regulators and importers in South East Asia and North America. She has a vast amount of experience researching, negotiating, publishing and clarifying government export and market access standards, as well as successfully managing many official audits by overseas regulators. Her work has focused on a wide range of overseas markets including the EU, Russia, USA, Mexico, Caribbean, and South East Asia. Kathy has been involved in providing training and mentoring in a wide range of areas including export food standards, electronic export health certification, regulation of halal food certification, market access negotiation and animal welfare investigation & enforcement and veterinary nursing. All of these roles have involved working with people, many from diverse backgrounds and cultures.


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