Communiqué on domestic quarantine and market access

June 25, 2015

The Subcommittee on Domestic Quarantine and Market Access (SDQMA) met on 29-30 April 2015 in Perth. A communique has been issued about the main topics discussed at the meeting, including the following:

  • a trade framework case study on seed potatoes
  • progress on streamlining the trade system
  • electronic certification
  • third party certification services for pest surveillance
  • integration of pest risk analysis into SDQMA
  • BioSecure HACCP pilot
  • red imported fire ant – review of quarantine entry conditions
  • replacement sprays for treatment for green snail
  • progression of the Interstate Conditions Database (CODA).