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Operational agreements

Operational Agreements provide for joint decision-making and investment between Deed Signatories, in order to achieve specific outcomes for enhanced readiness and response. They involve the Ministry for Primary Industries and one or more industry Signatory and focus on achieving agreed biosecurity outcomes. There is no obligation on Deed Signatories to enter into an Operational Agreement - it is not a requirement for signing the GIA Deed. Deed Signatories can enter into one or more Operational Agreements, or they may choose not to enter into any. 

An Operational Agreement will describe operational arrangements to achieve outcomes related to:

  • Specific unwanted organisms
  • Groups of unwanted organisms
  • Activities that improve overall biosecurity readiness and/or response

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Report a new pest or disease

To report suspected exotic land, freshwater and marine pests, or exotic disease in plants or animals, call the MPI hotline:

0800 80 99 66

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