PGIC's role in importing plant germplasm
The Plant Germplasm Import Council (PGIC) was set up in 2020. PGIC facilitates open communication between plant importers, industry representatives, and MPI.
It's working to:
- make improvements to the import process
- develop a jointly owned import strategy.
The terms of reference has more details about the council's work.
Plant Germplasm Import Council terms of reference [PDF, 217 KB]
On the 31 March 2022, PGIC launched a strategy to improve the efficiency and operation of the plant material import pathway.
Plant Germplasm Import Pathway strategy [PDF, 6.9 MB]
One-pager summary [PDF, 148 KB]
Plant germplasm imports will help our economic recovery
The Government has a roadmap for the food and fibres sector. It's called "Fit for a Better World". It puts the primary sector at the front of our post-COVID-19 economic recovery.
Accessing new plant germplasm:
- is central to our export-led recovery
- will continue to grow and support New Zealand's primary sector.
Members of the PGIC
The council has 10 industry members (one position is to be confirmed as of November 2021):
- Thomas Chin
- Matthew Dolan
- Ed Massey
- Nicola Robertson
- Morgan Rogers
- Brad Siebert
- Bruno Simpson
- Leanne Stewart
- Andy Warren
Two MPI staff are on the council:
- Veronica Herrera
- Peter Thomson
The independent chair is Murray Sherwin.
Find out about the council members [PDF, 908 KB]
PGIC board meeting – 22 November 2021 [PDF, 153 KB]
PGIC board meeting – 6 September 2021 [PDF, 183 KB]
PGIC board meeting – 28 June 2021 [PDF, 123 KB]
PGIC board meeting – 12 April 2021 [PDF, 173 KB]
PGIC board meeting – 12 February 2021 [PDF, 124 KB]
Who to contact
If you have suggestions on improving our plant germplasm import process, questions about plant germplasm imports or PGIC, email firstname.lastname@example.org