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The majority of Australian grown wildflowers are exported. All countries have controls, regulations and inspections of fresh plant materials transported into their territory. The United States Department of Agriculture inspects flowers exported from Australia into USA, and any shipments found to contain insects are intercepted and then fumigated and/or destroyed. Two large Australian export companies, Wafex and Austwinds International worked together to collect data on the number of interceptions occurring in 2006 and 2007. The financial losses were considered unacceptable and meetings were held with growers to decide on appropriate action.