Biosecurity and Trade

Biosecurity is a strategic and integrated approach to analyzing and managing relevant risks to human, animal and plant life and health and associated risks to the environment. Interest in biosecurity has risen considerably over the last decade in parallel with increasing trade in food, plant and animal products, more international travel, new outbreaks of transboundary disease affecting animals, plants and people, heightened awareness of biological diversity and greater attention to the environment and the impact of agriculture on environmental sustainability.

Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTSs) need to position themselves to take advantage of trading opportunities, while protecting their natural resource base from potential risks.
Regional Handicraft Manual launched
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 10:21

The Land Resource Division (LRD) of the Pacific Community (SPC) achieved another milestone with the launch of a handicrafts manual at the 2016 Festiva....

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Pacific Island Representatives attend USDA Course on Plant Health
Monday, 08 August 2016 11:15

Five representatives of the Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) were fortunate to be selected to attend this year’s Plant Health System A....

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Collaborative efforts heightened to protect Guam's biodiversity
Monday, 08 August 2016 10:42

As a cross-cutting issue, vigilant biosecurity and the safe movement of goods between island countries is critical to the preservation of traditional ....

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Awareness materials to promote a sustainable pathway
Monday, 08 August 2016 09:48

In an attempt to promote a sustainable export pathway for taro amongst concerned stakeholders, the Developing Cleaner Export Pathways for Agricultural....

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