Saturday, April 30th, 2016
The Quarantine and Quality Management Division is responsible for protecting Tonga’s Plant and Animal resources including the environment from the introduction and spread of exotic pests/diseases as stipulated in the Plant Quarantine Act.
Quarantine has a critical role to play in protecting Tonga from threats that can destroy our agricultural industry. The Division works on improving the current facilities and improves the manpower to effectively screen and monitor the borders from damaging diseases and pest from imports.
The program involves the quarantine public awareness through media promotions and training programs focusing on quarantine procedures and regulation with respect to importation and exportation of plants and animals into Tonga.
The program involves improvement of quarantine infrastructure/equipment to facilitate the screen of all passengers with accompanied goods at the airport. Part of these facilities includes quarantine container and standby generator for the 15 x 3phase container outlets.