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Consultation Regulation Impact Statement - Permanent mutual recognition exemptions for the NSW Container Deposit Scheme

The NSW Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) laws impose certain requirements on the sale of beverages that are not required in other States and Territories that do not have a container deposit scheme or in New Zealand.

In this respect, the NSW CDS laws may be inconsistent with the Commonwealth mutual recognition laws, which allow goods that are lawfully sold in another State or Territory or in New Zealand to be sold in NSW without any further requirements.

The  NSW Container Deposit Scheme: Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (CDS RIS) (PDF 2MB) sets out the expected regulatory impacts of putting in place the proposed permanent exemptions.

Consultation on the CDS RIS has now closed. We thank everyone for their contributions. The Government is now considering the submissions and will announce the outcome in due course.

More information

More information about the NSW Container Deposit Scheme

NSW CDS laws and the Commonwealth and NSW mutual recognition laws

Page last updated: 22 June 2017