MPI seeks feedback on export restriction zone during fruit fly incursion
MPI has released a consultation package asking industry for comments on its proposed approach for determining a fruit fly export restriction zone (ERZ) during an incursion. This consultation package is comprised of the following:
- Discussion document - Contingency export protocols during Fruit Fly Incursion into New Zealand and Implications for Phytosanitary Policy for the Management of Offshore Pest Free Areas; and
- Technical paper - Evaluation of import and export parameters for fruit fly export restriction zones.
Submissions close on 6 May 2016
The approach described in these papers has been developed at the request of a MPI/Industry working group. The group was established to develop a protocol to pre-agree market access conditions with key trading partners that will allow exports to continue during a fruit fly incursion in New Zealand.
If successful, this agreement will provide surety for industry and reduce the impacts of an incursion on trade with key markets.