Memoranda of Understanding
Memoranda of Understanding (MOU's) can be put in place between government agencies to outline respective roles and responsibilities where there are overlaps.
The Ministry for Primary Industries has a number of memoranda at present, including:
- memorandum of understanding with ERMA concerning new organism enforcement; and
- memorandum of understanding with New Zealand Police concerning the illegal importation of risk goods.
New Organism Enforcement
The Memorandum of Understanding between MAF and the Environmental Risk Management Agency (ERMA) (182 KB) outlines the enforcement activities of MPI (formerly MAF). Like the MOU with biosecurity agencies, this MOU outlines the roles and responsibilities of MPI to lead responses to new organisms that have escaped containment or otherwise should not have been released in New Zealand.
Illegal importation of risk goods
The Memoranda of Understanding between MAF and New Zealand Police (35 KB) establishes a protocol for the sharing of information and the making available of appropriate resources to help combat the illegal importation of risk goods, unwanted organisms and uncleared goods which may have a direct impact upon the agricultural security and environment of New Zealand.
Page last updated: 30 April 2012