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Risks for New Zealand's biosecurity from internet trading of plants

Published: Mon, 15 Nov 2021, 21:38
Last updated: Mon, 15 Nov 2021, 21:38
The growing volume and speed of on-line trading of plant materials poses a significant threat to biosecurity worldwide. In New Zealand the detection beyond the border of plant materials associated with national and international internet trade is increasing. This includes imported products that have escaped detection at the border but also local trade in plants that are regulated within New Zealand. A summary of internet-related post-border interceptions of risky commodities and risk organisms from the last five years is presented along with case studies highlighting potential impacts to the environment and economy, and the key points of intervention to manage those risks.
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  • NPPO of NZ
Organization providing resource: NPPO of New Zealand
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Type of contact: NPPO