Report

Biosecurity risks associated with the importation of seafood and seafood products (including uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn meat) into Australia

22 Jun 2017
Description

On 21 March 2017 the Senate referred the followed matters to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (committee) for inquiry and report by 22 June 2017:

The biosecurity risks associated with the importation of seafood and seafood products (including uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn meat) into Australia, with specific reference to:

(a) management of the emergency response and associated measures implemented to control the outbreak of White Spot Syndrome Virus;

(b) the effectiveness of biosecurity controls imposed on the importation of seafood and seafood products, including, but not limited to, uncooked prawns and prawn meat into Australia, including the import risk analysis process concluded in 2009 that led to these conditions being established;

(c) the adequacy of Commonwealth resourcing of biosecurity measures including Import Risk Assessments;

(d) the effectiveness of post-entry surveillance measures and 'end use' import conditions for seafood products including, but not limited to, uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn meat into Australia, since the import conditions implemented in 2010 were put into place;

(e) the impact of the outbreak on Australia's wild and farm prawn sectors;

(f) the economic impact on Australian wholesalers and retailers;

(g) domestic and foreign trade implications for Australian industries resulting from the suspension of importation of seafood and seafood products, including, but not limited to, uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn meat in Australia;

(h) matters to be satisfied in the management of biosecurity risk before imports of seafood and seafood products, including, but not limited to, uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn meat into Australia could recommence; and

(i) any related matters

Publication Details
Identifiers: 
ISBN: 
978-1-76010-603-4
Publication Place: 
Canberra
Language: 
English
License Type: 
CC BY-NC-ND
Published year only: 
2017
74
Share
Share
Keywords
Geographic Coverage
Advertisement