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Working together makes sense…

Posted on Thu, 12 Dec 2013, 11:26

The New Zealand Government has announced a new tool in the fight against unwanted pests with its approval of a formal partnership agreement with agriculture industries. Under the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) for Biosecurity Readiness and Response, government and industry partners will share decision-making, costs, and responsibility in preparing for and responding to incursions of unwanted pests. The partners are committed to achieving better biosecurity outcomes for New Zealand’s environment, economy and community by working together. The agreement was drafted jointly by industry and government representatives. In what is believed to be a world first, the agreement includes animal ...

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New Zealand funding to support upcoming meeting on e-certification

Posted on Fri, 24 Sep 2010, 10:10

Row of computersThe issuance of phytosanitary certificates is one of the key responsibilities of National Plant Protection Organizations. In 2009, an international meeting on e-certification was held in Canada – click here to learn more. Following up on this meeting, the 5th session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures discussed the current status of electronic certification within the framework of the IPPC, challenges and benefits. In particular, it was observed that while some countries have made considerable progress with respect to implementation of e-certification, a common understanding is lacking. It was agreed that this topic should be given high priority and ...

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New Zealand supports working group on Minimizing pest movement by sea containers

Posted on Fri, 06 Aug 2010, 10:10

Loading sea containersA donation of USD 50,000 from New Zealand's Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) will finance an expert working group (EWG) to prepare a draft standard on "Minimizing pest movement by sea containers and conveyances in international trade".

Sea containers (i.e. 20- and 40-foot intermodal freight or shipping containers) are a significant pathway for the potential entry of pests, as they are now the most common means of transfer of internationally traded goods and moving personal effects.

Nominations are being sought for experts to participate in the EWG (deadline extended to 30 October).

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