Regulatory Issues in Biosecurity
AbstractThe management of biosecurity risks (risks to the production sector, to indigenous biodiversity, and to public health) involves the exercise of extensive regulatory powers both at the border and within New Zealand. This paper reviews the Biosecurity Act 1993, paying particular attention to its requirements for risk analysis and decision-making. These are generally of a high standard. Requirements at the border are significantly influenced by New Zealand’s trading obligations and opportunities. Requirements for domestic pest management strategies are elaborate but can be sidestepped. Cost recovery practices for biosecurity differ widely and have been controversial.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by New Zealand Treasury in its series Treasury Working Paper Series with number 01/23.
Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 2001
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biosecurity; pests; regulation; risk management; cost recovery;
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