NY04004 - To Develop A Scoping Study of the Potential for Export of Australia Nursery Intellectual Property

This project was initiated to explore opportunities for the export of nursery industry intellectual property. Export of plant life from Australia has never reached significant levels and many nurseries have given up, risk from phytosanitary infringements, transport, transport unreliability, etc being too high.  Yet Australia’s unique native flora was generally considered o have an excellent future in both the cut flower and nursery markets. It was felt that export of I/P such as Plant Breeders Rights (PBRs) offered much potential and would avoid the problems of live plant export.