scoop.co.nz 25 Mar, 2021 20:45 am

Biosecurity Amendment Bill Has HortNZ’s Backing

Biosecurity Amendment Bill Has HortNZ’s Backing
Horticulture New Zealand is thrilled that the Biosecurity (Information for Incoming Passengers) Amendment Bill has been drawn from the Private Member’s Ballot. ‘When the border re-opens, it will be important to remind travellers of the need to be ...

Scoop i Business Biosecurity Amendment Bill Has HortNZ’s Backing Horticulture New Zealand is thrilled that the Biosecurity (Information for Incoming Passengers) Amendment Bill has been drawn from the Private Member’s Ballot.‘When the border re-opens, it will be important to remind travellers of the need to be particularly vigilant when entering New Zealand,’ says HortNZ Chief Executive, Mike Chapman.This would have catastrophic effects on exports and the New Zealand economy, at a time when things are already fragile.When passed, this law will support their role to keep New Zealand’s biosecurity tight, by reminding passengers to be vigilant and declare any goods that could be harbouring a pest or disease that New Zealand doesn’t have.

’ Mike says HortNZ and the rest of the horticulture industry are anxiously awaiting decisions by the Government on travel bubbles, particularly with the Pacific.‘New Zealand’s top performing horticulture and other primary industries would be easily destroyed if a particularly virulent pest or disease entered the country.

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