BAF says it will not compromise export standards
December 30, 2015 5:50 pm
The Biosecurity Authority of Fiji will not compromise the export standards of the Fijian agro-produce at any level says executive chair Xavier Riyaz Khan.
Khan says BAF introduced 100 percent inspection of all produce in August this year as a result of increased interceptions at the New Zealand Border.
He says this is to ensure that the pathways for export to NZ are sustained.
Maybe one of the reasons why we will continue with this is because we have some unscrupulous exporters who despite having agreed to additional measures in place – they continue to purchase from unapproved farms and that has led to the suspension for two weeks for the exporter – so from BAF’s point of view our priority is that our pathway is clean and is intact.
NZ had suspended the export of four agricultural products from Fiji earlier this year claiming anomalies in the operational measures taken.