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Release of the ‘Final review of policy: Importation of potato (Solanum tuberosum) propagative material into Australia

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Dec. 14, 2016, 11:52 p.m.
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The Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) released its Final Review of policy: importation of potato (Solanum tuberosum) propagative material into Australia on 27 August 2013. DAFF initiated this review as new pathogens have been identified on potatoes and several pathogens have extended their global range. DAFF regularly reviews existing policies to import propagative material of various commodities to safeguard Australian agricultural industries from exotic pests. DAFF has been working to improve the speed with which imports can be achieved to provide industry with access to improved overseas varieties. In this context, DAFF has recommended a framework to approve overseas sources to supply pathogen tested potato propagative material. In addition, DAFF has recommended the approval of Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA), UK as a source for high-health potato propagative material as it meets the criteria of the framework for accreditation of overseas sources. The existing conditions are further strengthened through the introduction of additional diagnostic measures to protect Australia from exotic pests. The draft policy review was released on 20 April 2012 for a 30 day consultation period (BA 2012/09). However, on request of stakeholders the consultation period was extended for another 30 days. All comments received were carefully considered in finalisation of the policy.

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