Nursery and Garden Industry was represented recently at the Post-Entry Plant Industry Consultative Committee (PEPICC) meeting held in Sydney on 20 March.
PEPICC is a national advisory forum between plant importing industries and Quarantine (Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries DAFF). First established in 1997 PEPICC has the aim of ensuring communication between industry and government on issues surrounding the import of plant material. It also provides an avenue for industry to voice concerns and provide advice to DAFF on issues of plant imports.
Membership of the committee includes NGIA as well as a wide range of representatives from across plant industries and individual businesses.