Processes and regulatory mechanisms have been improved, simplified and clarified. The reduction in red tape and streamlining of legislation is estimated to reduce business compliance costs by $6.9 million annually.
The new Act aims to provide a safe and seamless transition of people and goods across Australia’s borders and The Act does not radically change the operational functions of the Quarantine Act.
However it provides clear legislation on how to manage biosecurity risks, increase efficiency while decreasing regulation, improve compliance, provide protection from public health risks and meet Australia’s international obligations.
The benefits for both government and business include reduced cost, bureaucracy and delays.
For more information on the new Biosecurity Act 2015 and its impact on your business, please contact an experienced Seabridge imports specialist today.