Biosecurity and Safe Trade
Biosecurity is vital in a region such as the Pacific due to its small, isolated island states. This programme creates a regional biosecurity platform that ensures all member states are compliant with the latest biosecurity laws, in line with international standards. It is tasked to build the capacity of national biosecurity authorities, enabling the implementation of pre-border, border and post-border measures designed to combat transboundary pests and diseases that threaten the Pacific’s flora and fauna and livelihoods.
The programme recognises the need for early warning systems enabling national biosecurity authorities to easily detect incursions and allows for quicker diagnosis and management response. Technical expertise in pest and disease management and plant and animal health is leveraged from all LRD pillars, as well as other SPC divisions.