3 key challenges border agencies are addressing

3 key challenges border agencies are addressing

While annual global international passenger numbers are set to double to 7.3 billion by 2034, freight volume is expected to double by 2030 and net migration to Western countries is projected to reach 98 million by 2050. This is stretching border agencies’ capacities, which are asked to process an ever-increasing flow of passengers and goods and often with constrained budgets. 

Ahead of Smarter Border Management 2019, Defence IQ delved into five key challenges that border agencies are currently addressing through technological solutions: Illicit cross-border trade and risk-based cargo screening technology, efficiency of cross-border travelling and the interoperability of systems.

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  • Learn more about the key technologies being put in place by agencies across the globe to tackle illicit trade, which will be discussed at this year’s Smarter Border Management 
  • Gain insight into the technology implemented by airports globally to better manage the flow of passengers, which will be addressed at Smarter Border Management
  • Learn how the EU is improving interoperability of systems through the implementation of legislative measures and the creation of technical components

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Border and port biometrics are put in place to help monitor and track the flow of people crossing borders. This includes technology such as ePassports, smart card systems and exit control systems. The global market for ePassports is due to grow to 21% CAGR by 2023 driven by the demand for increased security and biometrics at airports. More than 10% of this growth is due to come from the APAC region. The increased demand for biometrics at borders is a result of the growing market for fraudulent passports and the need for an increase in passenger security.

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