Supplementary Order Paper No 194

No 194

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Biosecurity and Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Legislation Amendment Bill

Proposed amendments

Hon Jim Anderton, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 7A

To omit this clause (lines 13 to 19 on page 4) and substitute the following clause:

7A Suspension of power to give biosecurity clearance
  • Despite section 7, no biosecurity clearance may be given under section 26 of the principal Act for any goods to which the Import Health Standard for the Importation into New Zealand of specified Bee Products from Australia, dated 2 August 2006 applies until the Director-General has—

    • (a) received a report from an independent review panel set up in consultation with the National Beekeepers Association of New Zealand to consider the scientific evidence in dispute in relation to that import health standard; and

    • (b) determined whether any amendment to that import health standard is necessary to achieve the purpose of Part 3 of the principal Act; and

    • (c) publicly notified that determination.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends clause 7A to provide that no biosecurity clearances may be given until an independent review panel has conducted a review, as provided for in paragraph (a), and the Director-General has made, and publicly notified, the necessary determination.