Technical assistance needed to support National Agricultural Quarantine Inspection Authority and Department of Health with:
1. Current primary and secondary legislation, and the proposed Biosecurity Bill to be amended to include provisions for a TFA compatible rapid alert system for the notification of a direct or indirect risk to human, animal, or plant life or health deriving from food or feed;
2. Build a globally accessible, instantaneous, ICT based communication system for alert and information notifications linking food safety authority, National Agricultural Quarantine Inspection Authority, and border posts (and third countries on the basis of agreements providing for reciprocity);
3. National Agricultural Quarantine Inspection Authority and food safety authority move to strong, scientific evidence-based risk assessment systems to justify enhanced actions as well as to justify removal of enhanced controls.
Tags: Information and communication technologies (ICT), Legislative and regulatory framework