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Biosecurity Act 2016 (No. 337).

Country/Territory
Niue (New Zealand)
Document type
Legislation
Date
2016
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to state the law relating to the importing, exporting, and internal control of animals, plants, and other things for the purposes of preventing and managing biosecurity risks to Niue.
Subject
Livestock, Environment gen., Cultivated plants
Keyword
Biosecurity International trade Genetically modified organism (GMO) Quarantine Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Institution Animal health Plant protection Biotechnology
Geographical area
Asia and the Pacific, Oceania, Polynesia, Small Island Developing States, South Pacific
Abstract

This Act principally makes provision for internal and external "biosecurity controls", i.e. control of importation and exportation of plants and animals and plant and animal products, and measures to prevent or limit pests and diseases affecting plants or animals. The Cabinet may make Regulations to - prohibit the importation of pest or disease; prohibit or regulate the importation of a living modified organism (LMO); prohibit or restrict the importation or exportation of items posing a biosecurity risk; regulate pests, diseases, and LMOs already present in Niue. The Act regulates biosecurity controls relating to arrivals, departures, and transits. Internal biosecurity controls can be pest and disease surveys, internal control of prohibited pests and diseases, LMOs, etc by a biosecurity officers, internal control of prohibited pests and diseases, LMOs, etc, declaration of controlled infested area, management of controlled infested area, declaration and management of pest-free area, destruction of (wild) animals, declaration of notifiable pests and diseases, release of beneficial organisms and biocontrol agents, declaration and management of a biosecurity emergency.

Full text
English
Website
www.gov.nu

References - Legislation

Repeals

Agriculture Quarantine Act 1984.

Legislation | Niue (New Zealand) | 1985 (2006)

Keyword: Animal health, Pests/diseases, Inspection, Plant protection, Quarantine, International trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX