This brief focuses on the following issues:

  • What is biosecurity and why are biosecurity laws important?
  • Where are the current gaps in biosecurity legislation in the Pacific?
  • What work has been done to assist countries to update and harmonise their biosecurity legislation?
  • What progress has been achieved to date and what more is needed?

Prepared by SPC for the Pacific Agricultural and Forestry Policy Network (PAFPNet), with funding assistance from the Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA).

© Secretariat of the Pacific Community, 2010.
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