Australian Apple Industry Seeks Regs Over NZ Imports

Law360, New York (May 4, 2011, 9:11 PM EDT) -- Australian apple growers reportedly blasted the government on Wednesday for allowing New Zealand apples to be imported into the country without imposing new quarantine requirements as a “surrender.”

Biosecurity Australia, a government unit that provides quarantine policy advice, issued a draft report Wednesday recommending that New Zealand apples be given access to the country after finding New Zealand’s export standards were sufficient to prevent pests from entering Australia, a move the apple industry claims sets a dangerous biosecurity precedent, according to the Australian Associated Press....
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