In addition to the new border clearance levy announced in the recent budget an additional $24.9 million to fund a range of new biosecurity initiatives was also confirmed. These activities include:
- Improving NZ’s import health standards to ensure they continue to keep pace with changing science and focus on our highest priorities.
- Greater auditing of other countries’ systems to ensure they are compliant with NZ’s unique biosecurity requirements.
- Expanding the biosecurity detector dog capability to manage border risk.
- Introducing more x-ray machines to allow for faster screening of increasing passenger volumes.