National Farmers' Federation

Draft Pest Risk Analysis for Cut Flower and Foliage Imports – Part 1

The NFF reviewed the draft Pest Risk Analysis prepared by the department, and recorded significant concerns about the biosecurity risk posed by the current import arrangements for cut flowers and foliage. We are particularly concerned about the lack of information provided to demonstrate the effectiveness of new import conditions and to demonstrate how non-compliance is handled, and by the approach to industry consultation. A strong biosecurity system underpins the production of high-quality, affordable food and fibre for domestic and international consumers, supports our ability to be competitive and maintains our access to markets for a range of commodities all around the world.

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