Australia has strong domestic and international biosecurity systems that are vital for supporting market access for fruit fly affected industries. These systems need to reflect internationally accepted standards and protocols, uphold risk management principles, and be transparent and scientifically robust in order to maintain confidence among domestic and international trading partners. To achieve this, it is important that fruit fly policy, legislation and operations meet market access needs and are continuously improved.
Develop a framework of policy, legislation and operations that enables market access with the least trade restrictive measures, is legally enforceable and technically justified.
This priority area will be achieved through activities that include:
- Championing approaches that underpin market access, such as alignment with international standards
and adherence to phytosanitary regimes along the supply chain.
- Focusing research and development to deliver market access goals that are technically justified.
- Negotiating international market access protocols that recognise the range of Australia’s differing fruit
fly statuses and provide different, workable and economical options to producers.
- Monitoring the integrity of the fruit fly system to provide national assurance of the effectiveness of
- Harmonising and refining interstate measures, regulations and certification systems, consistent with
Australia’s international trade requirements.