GIA Secretariat visits KVH
The Government Industry Agreement (GIA) Secretariat visited KVH staff today to give an update on the GIA, including where other primary industries were within the process. The GIA Secretariat facilitates implementation of the partnership described in the GIA Deed and acts in the interests of all Deed Signatories.
As reported in the KVH Bulletin (22 May) the kiwifruit industry was the first to sign the GIA Deed on 20 May.
On 22 July, New Zealand Pork will be the next industry to sign the GIA Deed, representing all New Zealand pork producers.
Like the kiwifruit industry, by signing the GIA Deed, NZ Pork is recognising that biosecurity is a major risk to New Zealand pork producers and that their industry is acting responsibly in taking all possible steps to mitigate this risk.
KVH Chief Executive, Barry O’Neil, spent two days in Wellington this week discussing financial arrangements for GIA as part of a joint working group; and the development of the Operational Agreement for Fruit Fly.
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