Overly restrictive regulation drives illegal trade. Extreme risk aversion in import regulations may increase overall risk as no regulatory system is 100% effective. Optimal risk management requires flexibility and legal options for movement of animals and animal products to meet a wide variety of demands including those dictated by culture, religion and scientific pursuit.
|Translated title of the contribution||Optimising risk mitigation: anticipating unintended consequences and competing risks|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Revue Scientifique et Technique|
|Publication status||Published - May 2011|
Bibliographical noteAuthor of Publication Reviewed: W. Hueston, D Travis, E. van Klink
Publisher: OIE World Organisation for Animal Health