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.
On the 31 March 2022, PGIC launched a strategy to improve the efficiency and operation of the plant material import pathway.
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 9 industry members:
- Thomas Chin
- Matthew Dolan
- Zac Hanley
- Ed Massey
- Morgan Rogers
- Brad Siebert
- Bruno Simpson
- Leanne Stewart
- Andy Warren
Two MPI staff are on the council:
- Fleur Francois
- Lisa Winthrop
The independent chair is Murray Sherwin.
Who to contact
If you have suggestions on improving our plant germplasm import process, questions about plant germplasm imports or PGIC, email email@example.com