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.
SPC Appoints LRD Entomologist
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 12:19

Mr Maclean Vaqalo recently joined SPC as the new LRD Entomologist. Mr Vaqalo is from Choiseul Province in the Solomon Islands and has over 20 years e....

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Developing a cleaner export pathway for Samoan taro
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 13:21

Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Biosecurity Trade Facilitation Officer Roy Masamdu facilitated a week-long technical export pathway on-site....

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Fiji taro examined for insect infestation and nematode sampling
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 13:15

Fiji is currently the main exporter of taro to Australia and New Zealand. 

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SPC assists Biosecurity Authority of Fiji on taro export
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 13:49

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Land Resources Division (LRD) assisted Fiji’s Biosecurity Authority and Agriculture Department in....

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