Agriculture dominates the East Timorese economy, accounting for over 30% of GDP and approximately 70% of employment. Insufficient food production (from an average landholding of 1.2 hectares) and an underdeveloped local market have led to a dependency on imports. Although a broad range of legislation has been promulgated, further strengthening of legal and judicial frameworks will be key to promoting economic development and effective governance in East Timor. Delays in the passage of legislation have been caused by a backlog of legislation and a shortage of skilled personnel. East Timor's legal and judiciary system are also complicated by language issues.
Timor-Leste complies with the guidelines and standards of Codex Alimentarius. Asian Food Regulation Information Service is endeavouring to access any food regulations that may be available.
|No Regulation under Timor - Dairy / Dairy Substitutes|
|No Standards under Timor - Dairy / Dairy Substitutes|