Intergovernmental Agreement on Biosecurity Review—2016 Submission
Submission OverviewThe Export Council of Australia (ECA) welcomes the opportunity to provide input into the Intergovernmental Agreement on Biosecurity Review (IGAB).
Maintaining a robust biosecurity regime has multiple benefits for Australia from a domestic consumption, export and environmental perspective. Australia’s strong biosecurity system has helped the government improve market access for the agricultural sector in key export markets. Indeed, a report published by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences found that Australia’s biosecurity regime saves up to $17,500 a year for the average farmer by preventing local production and export market losses.
Leandra Coffey, Director, Fruity Sacks
Member of the ECA
“Our business is about making it easy for people to make environmentally friendly choices. We are looking to expand into new overseas markets and the ECA have been a huge help in this endeavour. The ECA have given us introductions to key businesses that can help us in the markets we are looking at, and their workshops and seminars on topics relevant to exporting were extremely useful. All up, our association with the ECA has been a great asset to Fruity Sacks.”Become a Member
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