A nationally harmonised framework for biosecurity treatments

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Consultation has concluded

Public consultation on the Nationally harmonised framework for biosecurity treatments is closed.

The National Biosecurity Committee treatments harmonisation working group is exploring a national framework for biosecurity treatments.

The working group is considering the following minimum principles for a nationally harmonised framework:

  • Consistent treatment methodologies
  • National biosecurity specific accreditation
  • Consistent audit requirements
  • Recognition across import, export and domestic pathway

This will reduce red-tape, simplify the job, and improve assurance.

We will explore a framework for methyl bromide fumigations before considering other treatments.

We sought feedback from people on how to develop this framework.

How you had your say

We heard from people who know how Australia’s biosecurity requirements are applied on the ground and who provided ideas and views that we can incorporate into the framework design.

We invited feedback from people across the fumigation industry.

This included:

  • Fumigators
  • Fumigation companies
  • Fumigation sites (class 4.6)
  • Training providers
  • Customs brokers
  • Freight forwarders

Who engaged

infographic of in which state or territory is your company registered to conduct fumigations

Survey

31 responded through our survey.

What happens next

We will review and consider your feedback. We will use it to assist in designing a national framework for biosecurity treatments.

We will continue to consult as the framework is developed.

Public consultation on the Nationally harmonised framework for biosecurity treatments is closed.

The National Biosecurity Committee treatments harmonisation working group is exploring a national framework for biosecurity treatments.

The working group is considering the following minimum principles for a nationally harmonised framework:

  • Consistent treatment methodologies
  • National biosecurity specific accreditation
  • Consistent audit requirements
  • Recognition across import, export and domestic pathway

This will reduce red-tape, simplify the job, and improve assurance.

We will explore a framework for methyl bromide fumigations before considering other treatments.

We sought feedback from people on how to develop this framework.

How you had your say

We heard from people who know how Australia’s biosecurity requirements are applied on the ground and who provided ideas and views that we can incorporate into the framework design.

We invited feedback from people across the fumigation industry.

This included:

  • Fumigators
  • Fumigation companies
  • Fumigation sites (class 4.6)
  • Training providers
  • Customs brokers
  • Freight forwarders

Who engaged

infographic of in which state or territory is your company registered to conduct fumigations

Survey

31 responded through our survey.

What happens next

We will review and consider your feedback. We will use it to assist in designing a national framework for biosecurity treatments.

We will continue to consult as the framework is developed.