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NAQIA monitors the borders of Papua New Guinea , to minimise the introduction of pests and diseases into the country. These borders include: the PNG-Indonesian Border, the PNG-Australia border and the PNG-Solomon Island Borders. NAQIA has Quarantine Officers at points along these borders.

NAQIA also has Quarantine Officers at the international ports, such as the Airports and Seaports. The officers inspect the vessels (ships, yachts, commercial and private aeroplanes, etc) for and pests or vectors of pests and diseases, and to ensure that garbage is disposed of correctly.

It is important to monitor these borders because……

Traditional trade issues?

•  Indo-PNG

•  Torres Strait-PNG

High risk of introduction of diseases: human movement, trade, vessels, animal movement, wild birds, etc.

Animal Disease Surveillance

Animal health surveillance comprises of Passive surveillance (Through reports of disease, through our regional animal health services, province and general public, as well as during observation of meat inspections) and active surveillance (With NAQIA and provincial animal health officers doing patrols to actively collect samples for disease tests)
NAQIA normally concentrates on sundaun and western province as area of high risk and priority. But NAQIA will now also do active in other areas of PNG especially New Guinea Islands (NGI) and coastlines of the mainland where logging and fishing activities occur with are high quarantine risk areas.

Animal Quarantine

NAQIA controls entry of diseases of quarantine concerns through import permit control. The animal health technical officers provide the advisory support to form the basis of import conditions. As competent certifying authority, NAQIA certifies documentation for export of animals and animal products.


Related Links


Customs - PNG

Department of Agriculture and livestock - DAL

National Fisheries Authority

Secretariate of the Pacific Community

Papua New Guinea Forest Authority

Australian Quarantine and Inspection Services - AQIS

Papua New Guinea Oil Palm Research Association

Coffee Industry Coperation - CIC

Independant Consumer & Competition Commission (ICCC)
National Agriculture Research Institute (NARI)