The Department of Biosecurity works closely with the Department of Customs and Inland Revenue in controlling and monitoring imports and exports to protect Vanuatu’s flora and fauna from the introduction of invasive species, exotic pests and pathogens.

In the context of the Electronic Single Window System (ESWS) project, the 24th of March 2020 marked an important milestone as Vanuatu officially launched and rolled out the Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary (ASYSPS) module developed by UNCTAD, the ESWS Project Team and Biosecurity that would streamline and automate the application, processing, payment and issuance of SPS import permits and export certificates.