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International plant trade and biosecurity

Maxwell, A., Vettraino, A.M., Eschen, R. and Andjic, V. (2014) International plant trade and biosecurity. In: Dixon, G.R.. and Aldous, D.E., (eds.) Horticulture: Plants for People and Places, Volume 3. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 1171-1195.

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This chapter explores the current status of plant trade and international biosecurity regulatory mechanisms to safeguard economic, social and economic well being of nations, states and economic regions. We provide an account of the international biosecurity framework in a historical context. In doing so we outline some of the common approaches to managing and regulating biosecurity risks associated with the plant horticultural export trade. This exploration identifies many of the inconsistencies in the application of plant biosecurity measured internationally. The approaches for regulation of live plants are compared amongst regions and future improvements are identified.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Springer
Copyright: © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
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