GERMAC Update - Mar '17

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GERMAC (plant imports) met early March with the main agenda items being a workshop on work that could improve the ability to import germplasm.  It was very fruitful with some twenty items being identified.  Each was assigned a score for impact/effectiveness and ease of achievement.  This will lead to a prioritisation process and work to investigate and/or implement those with greatest promise.

Other issues discussed include

  • Good progress among PEQ operators in preparation for the new facility standard – effective 8 March.
  • Feedback from a workshop to discuss the bottleneck through Level 3B quarantine space.
  • Reviews of several import health standards and schedules
  • Risk management for Xylella.