Subcommittee on Domestic Quarantine and Market Access

The Subcommittee on Domestic Quarantine and Market Access ensures that the development of domestic market access conditions for plants and plant products in Australia are:

  • technically justified to minimise regulatory burdens on industry
  • coordinated and harmonised (aligned and compatible), where possible, across the country and regions, and consistent with Australia’s international import and export market access conditions and policies.

 

Terms of reference for the subcommittee

Communiques from the Subcommittee for Domestic Quarantine and Market Access

Members of the committee

The Subcommittee on Domestic Quarantine and Market Access comprises:

  • the senior plant health regulators from the state and territory government departments of agriculture or primary industries
  • representatives from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
  • a representative from Plant Health Australia (observer status).

Subcommittee contacts

Plant industry participation

As this is an intergovernmental subcommittee, Australia’s plant industries do not have direct representation. However, they are represented by Plant Health Australia, Australia’s government-plant industry liaison group.

Meeting schedule

The working group meets face-to-face twice a year, usually in May and September. It also convenes by teleconference twice a year or as needed.

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Working groups

There are two working groups to which the Subcommittee on Domestic Quarantine and Market Access can assign tasks.

Domestic Certification Systems Working Group

This working group develops the protocols and procedures for Interstate Certification Assurance and other market access certification systems.

Quarantine Domestic Working Group

This working group coordinates public awareness material relating to the interstate movement of plants and plant products.

Terms of reference for the subcommittee and working groups

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