International Symposium on Limiting the Spread of Contaminating Pests 2020

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Held in Sydney, Australia from 3-4 March 2020.

The arrival and spread of contaminating pests has many short and long-term consequences. These pests can affect industry, land use and the community.

Such pests are a global issue recognised by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures. They are finalising their recommendations on how to facilitate safe trade by reducing rates of contaminating pests in traded goods.

Aims of the symposium

  • To raise awareness about the global spread of contaminant pests on goods and conveyances. This includes their effect on production and community spaces.
  • To highlight how industry and international governments are limiting the spread of contaminant pests. This includes lessons learnt.
  • To allow industry and government to discuss improved container hygiene and pathway management.
  • To encourage global stewardship for clean trade and collaboration. For stakeholders involved at national, regional and global levels.
  • To explore non-regulatory commercial solutions. These will help prevent contaminant pests spreading and establishing.

Share your ideas

We held facilitated discussions during the symposium. We want you to continue the conversation. To collaborate and find solutions.

Together we can improve biosecurity across the globe.

Share your ideas in the forums. These forums are open to anyone, not just symposium attendees.

Our forums will remain open for ongoing discussion.

Held in Sydney, Australia from 3-4 March 2020.

The arrival and spread of contaminating pests has many short and long-term consequences. These pests can affect industry, land use and the community.

Such pests are a global issue recognised by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures. They are finalising their recommendations on how to facilitate safe trade by reducing rates of contaminating pests in traded goods.

Aims of the symposium

  • To raise awareness about the global spread of contaminant pests on goods and conveyances. This includes their effect on production and community spaces.
  • To highlight how industry and international governments are limiting the spread of contaminant pests. This includes lessons learnt.
  • To allow industry and government to discuss improved container hygiene and pathway management.
  • To encourage global stewardship for clean trade and collaboration. For stakeholders involved at national, regional and global levels.
  • To explore non-regulatory commercial solutions. These will help prevent contaminant pests spreading and establishing.

Share your ideas

We held facilitated discussions during the symposium. We want you to continue the conversation. To collaborate and find solutions.

Together we can improve biosecurity across the globe.

Share your ideas in the forums. These forums are open to anyone, not just symposium attendees.

Our forums will remain open for ongoing discussion.

Discussions: All (4) Open (4)
  • Risk pathways and patterns, examining the deficiencies or gaps

    4 months ago
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    Share your ideas. Consider these points for discussion:

    • What are the pests or pathogens you are most concerned about and why? They may have an effect on flora and fauna, trade, and on imported commodities.
    • What are you doing to prevent, manage or eradicate these pests or pathogens?
    • What has been your experience with this? Including barriers, challenges, opportunities and achievements.
    • What did you learn from others that you want to know more about?

    Share your ideas. Consider these points for discussion:

    • What are the pests or pathogens you are most concerned about and why? They may have an effect on flora and fauna, trade, and on imported commodities.
    • What are you doing to prevent, manage or eradicate these pests or pathogens?
    • What has been your experience with this? Including barriers, challenges, opportunities and achievements.
    • What did you learn from others that you want to know more about?
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  • What do we want the future to look like?

    4 months ago
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    Share your ideas. Consider these points for discussion:

    • What do you want the future to look like?
    • What can you do to help achieve this future state that is sustainable and achievable?
    • How can you collaborate with government, industry or others to achieve this?
    • What actions are you going to take now to start moving towards this future state?
    • What change do you need to be able to deliver on this future state?

    Share your ideas. Consider these points for discussion:

    • What do you want the future to look like?
    • What can you do to help achieve this future state that is sustainable and achievable?
    • How can you collaborate with government, industry or others to achieve this?
    • What actions are you going to take now to start moving towards this future state?
    • What change do you need to be able to deliver on this future state?
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  • Incentives, barriers and challenges to ensuring clean trade

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    Share your ideas. Consider these points for discussion:

    • What does clean trade mean to you?
    • Is this different to what it meant to others? If so, why do you think that was?
    • What incentives does your government or industry you to encourage clean trade? Are they working?
    • What are the barriers, challenges, opportunities and achievements?
    • What incentives did you learn about that you want to more about?

    Share your ideas. Consider these points for discussion:

    • What does clean trade mean to you?
    • Is this different to what it meant to others? If so, why do you think that was?
    • What incentives does your government or industry you to encourage clean trade? Are they working?
    • What are the barriers, challenges, opportunities and achievements?
    • What incentives did you learn about that you want to more about?
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  • Sharing your experiences, providing global context

    4 months ago
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    Share your ideas. Consider these points for discussion:

    • What are the most important things to consider relating to contaminating pests in your home regions?
    • What are your experiences with contaminating pests (such as surveillance and diagnostics, pathway analysis, risk assessment, management, eradication, engagement)?
    • What did you learn about the experience of others that you want to know more about?

    Share your ideas. Consider these points for discussion:

    • What are the most important things to consider relating to contaminating pests in your home regions?
    • What are your experiences with contaminating pests (such as surveillance and diagnostics, pathway analysis, risk assessment, management, eradication, engagement)?
    • What did you learn about the experience of others that you want to know more about?
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