About The Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF)
The Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF) was established under the Biosecurity Act of December 2008. It is a Public Enterprise under the Public Enterprise Act 2019.
Our mandated responsibilities as per the Biosecurity Act 2008 encompass:to protect the Fiji Islands against the entry of regulated pests and diseases affecting animals, plants, human beings and the environment;to carry out surveillance and monitoring of pests and diseases in the Fiji Islands and assess the status of regulated pests and diseases;to prevent the establishment and spread of regulated pests and diseases and the release of organisms that might adversely affect animals, plants, human beings and the environment in the Fiji Islands;to eradicate, contain or control the movement of regulated pests and diseases that are already present in the Fiji Islands;to prevent the introduction and spread of regulated pests and diseases not already present in the Fiji Islands;to facilitate the safe importation of animals and plants and their products, and related equipment and technology;to facilitate the export of animals and plants and their products in accordance with the biosecurity requirements of the receiving countries;to facilitate international cooperation to prevent the spread of pests and diseases affecting plants, animals, human beings and the environment.
The Biosecurity Act 2008 is the primary legislation that provides for the regulation and control of the movement of animal and plants into, out of and within Fiji. Inherent in this primary legislation are the powers to give effect to the relevant conventions of the WTO, IPPC and OIE, the provision of land and buildings for quarantine purposes, and the power to make Regulations.