Report on Beyond The Border Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness Action Plan: Asian Gypsy Moth Joint Assessment
Examples of Findings from Recent Joint AGM Assessments
In addition to the preceding general elements, several key findings were documented when conducting the joint AGM assessments. It is expected that these specific findings will contribute to overall knowledge and program enhancement.
- Delayed departure following AGM inspection and certification at regulated ports is a common concern and potential factor in non-compliance.
- Timely communication/information flow between NPPOs was identified as a mechanism for improving follow-up actions on non-compliance (e.g. more timely information on detections).
- Precise and detailed information on detections including location and photos is used by regulated areas to improve the AGM program at origin. Follow-up action is improved with more detailed information on detections.
- Ensuring that requirements and key messages are as consistent as possible increases the likelihood of success for this program. Canada and the United States. are harmonized on the regulated areas and vessel certification requirements from those areas. (i.e., vessels are required to have a certificate during the high risk period and must be free of AGM upon arrival in North America).
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