Border Clearance overview

01 June 2017
MPI’s annual summer Border Clearance Services report has been released and it shows a 41 percent increase in infringements issued at the border. There were 1.9 million passenger arrivals between December 2016 and February 2017 (up 9 percent on the previous summer) and 4737 undeclared seizures (up 12 percent). A total of 3538 infringements were issued. Of particular interest to those in horticulture were the 2963 undeclared fresh produce seizures (consistent with 2015-2016 summer) and the 2091 undeclared mail seizures, which MPI attributed to an increase in seizures of seed and grain. For further information, see the MPI infographic Border Clearance Services Summer Report here.