Introducing Government Industry Agreements (GIA)

In December 2013, Minister Nathan Guy announced (offsite link to that the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) Deed has been approved by Cabinet. This Deed has been developed jointly with industry and government.

The GIA Deed (offsite link to formalises a partnership arrangement with Government and industry groups to improve biosecurity in New Zealand.

Key elements of the GIA will be joint decision making and cost sharing. That means primary industry groups who sign the deed will have a direct say in managing biosecurity risk – with partners sharing decision making, costs and responsibility in preparing for and  responding to biosecurity incursions.

For full details on GIA, please visit the GIA website – (offsite link to 

Here you will find all resources associated with GIA, including the GIA Deed, the latest Operational Agreement Template, background to GIA and guidelines on how to become a partner.

Page last updated: 12 December 2013