Post Entry Quarantine Review

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New Standard released - Post Entry Quarantine for Plants - Facilities Standard

Early in 2016 the PEQ Baord and MPI considered submission feedback, and on 1 March 2016 the new Standard beceome effective.

It relates to transitional facilities for Post Entry Quarantine (PEQ) for Plants that hold any plant material imported as nursery stock or seed for sowing that requires PEQ before the plant material can be given a biosecurity clearance, moved to another facility, or exported. The purpose of this standard is to set out the standards relating to building, maintaining and operating this kind of transitional facility.

The MPI's webpage "Transitional & containment facilities - Requirements" provides downloads for the Standard, a Guidance document and sample Operating Manual. Click on the "plus" to the right of the "Post Entry Quarantine for Plants - Facilities Standard" link.

22-Apr-2016

Standard implementation update

12-Apr-2017

PEQ facility standard implementation update - http://mpi.govt.nz/news-and-resources/consultations/draft-facility-standard-for-post-entry-quarantine-for-plants

Post Entry Quarantine for Plants - news Facilities Standard

23-Jun-2016
The new PEQ standard comes into force on 8 March 2017. Any PEQ facilities that become operational after 1st March 2016 must comply with all requirements set out in the new standard

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New Standard released - Post Entry Quarantine for Plants - Facilities Standard

22-Apr-2016

Early in 2016 the PEQ Baord and MPI considered submission feedback, and on 1 March 2016 the new Standard beceome effective.

It relates to transitional facilities for Post Entry Quarantine (PEQ) for Plants that hold any plant material imported as nursery stock or seed for sowing that requires PEQ before the plant material can be given a biosecurity clearance, moved to another facility, or exported. The purpose of this standard is to set out the standards relating to building, maintaining and operating this kind of transitional facility.

The MPI's webpage "Transitional & containment facilities - Requirements" provides downloads for the Standard, a Guidance document and sample Operating Manual. Click on the "plus" to the right of the "Post Entry Quarantine for Plants - Facilities Standard" link.

PEQ Review Project Board signs off on draft Standard

13-Oct-2015

The PEQ Review project Board (comprising industry and MPI members) met early in October and signed-off on the revised draft standard and consultation papers.  The Board’s view is that the draft Standards takes due cognisance the biosecurity risks associated with plant imports (recognised as a high risk pathway) without being overly onerous on PEQ operators.  However, MPI now needs to hear from those at the "coalface".

The draft Standard awaits MPI signoff before being released for public consultation, tentatively public consultation dates are from 25 September to 27 November. Two public meetings are planned, tentatively 5 November on Christchurch and 11 November in Auckland. We will make copies of the draft standard availabel once it is ready to release.

PEQ Review nears Public Consultation Phase

13-Sep-2015

The process to review the design, construction and operation of post-entry quarantine houses is nearing the public consultation phase.

The Review Board, which includes NGINZ and industry representatives, meets early in October to review final drafts and tentative public consultation dates are from 25 September to 27 November. Two public meetings are planned, tentatively 5 November in Christchurch and 11 November in Auckland.

GERMAC and MPI review of the PEQ process and PEQ Standard

13-Mar-2013

GERMAC and MPI have begun a review of the PEQ process and PEQ Standard.  In part this continues on from work done in 2006 on the 1999 standard, though it will not rely upon the outputs of the (discontinued) 2006 review.

A review governance group has been established with Malcolm Woolmore, Kerry Sixtus, Peter Taylor, Alison Duffy and John Liddle representing industry and PEQ users alongside MPI personnel. 

If you have matters pertaining to how PEQ facilities operate, please send details to John Liddle – john@nginz.co.nz.  Feedback should concern facility management and compliance issues please, not necessarily matters pertaining to a specific crop which are more to do with the rules around importing that specific species.   However, if in doubt, send your concerns about any PEQ matter.