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 quarantine and plant protection officers review draft standards
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 08:30
In this age of international travel and trade on a larger scale than ever before, as people and commodities move around the world, organisms that pr....
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PPPO hosts technical consultation of regional plant protection organisations
Thursday, 30 August 2012 17:02

The Pacific Plant Protection Organisation (PPPO), for whom SPC Land Resources Division’s Biosecurity and Trade Facilitation team provides the Se....

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SPC assists Marshall Islands with copra processing
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 11:11

A mission to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) was undertaken in July by SPC Market Access Specialist and Acting Coordinator of the Biosecuri....

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SPC Biosecurity and Trade team assists Festival of Pacific Arts
Friday, 10 August 2012 14:22

The Festival of Pacific Arts held in Solomon Islands was an event that involved the movement of people and cargo from all around the Pacific into Solo....

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