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.
Commencement of an import risk analysis for the importation of fresh ginger from Fiji
Friday, 13 August 2010 09:55

Biosecurity Australia Advice 2010/23 announces the formal commencement of an import risk analysis (IRA) to assess the plant quarantine....

SPC assists Fiji in efforts to manage the termite problem
Thursday, 05 August 2010 09:56

‘Operation Kadivuka’ was officially launched on May 2010 at Nadi Airport by the Minister for Primary Industries, Hon Joketani Cokanasiga. The launch....

Developing Cleaner Export Pathways for Pacific Commodities
Tuesday, 01 June 2010 11:15

Historical and cultural ties, as well as proximity make Australia and New Zealand the major trading partners of PICs. The Australian and New Zealand....

Pest List Database
Thursday, 22 April 2010 16:32

The Pacific Islands Pest List Database (PLD) stores records of pests that are currently known to affect agriculture, forestry and the environment in P....

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