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.
An emerging biotype of Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Discovered in the Pacific
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 14:18

The discovery of a new biotype of Coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB), Oryctes rhinoceros, is an imminent threat to the livelihoods and economy of Pacif....

SPC publishes Biosecurity Manual for Handicrafts
Monday, 14 March 2016 12:46

“BIOSECURITY MANUAL FOR HANDICRAFTS – Requirements for trade and movement of handicrafts in the Pacific Island Region and beyond” has been published.

SPC collaborates with the University of Guam on Mikania micrantha biocontrol project
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 13:30

The rust, Puccinnia spegazzinii, was successfully released and established in Fiji as a biocontrol agent for the weed Mikania micrantha, commonly know....

South-west Pacific participates at the 9th Session of the Commission on Measures
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 12:06

The south-west Pacific region was represented at the 9th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) by three contracting parties to the....

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