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  Freight on Board International Services Pty Ltd
  24th April 2020
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Dear Valued Customer,


Please see below an update on the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) measures for the 2020/2021 season.

In response to the rapid expansion of BMSB throughout Europe and North America, the department has retained the seasonal measures to manage the risk of BMSB from arriving in Australia for the 2020–21 BMSB risk season. The department has used a range of scientific, intelligence and evidence-based information when setting the measures, including data collected from the 2019-20 BMSB season onshore verification activities.

The department has also worked closely with the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) on the 2020-21 measures to ensure both Australia and New Zealand’s BMSB seasonal measures are consistent across the two countries (where possible).

For the 2020-21 BMSB risk season, heightened biosecurity measures will apply to:
Certain goods manufactured in, or shipped from target risk countries, and/or
Vessels that berth at, load or tranship from target risk countries.

The measures apply to goods shipped from 1 September 2020 that arrive in Australian territory by 31 May 2021 (inclusive).

Goods shipped between 1 September 2020 and 30 April 2021 need to be treated and will be referred for intervention if they arrive by 31 May 2021 (inclusive).

As with previous BMSB risk seasons, you must comply with these measures. Throughout the season, we will continue to review these measures based on detections of BMSB and the risk pathways and make any necessary adjustments.

The following countries below have been categorised as target risk:
Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Canada
Croatia
Czechia
France
Japan (heightened vessel surveillance will be the only measure applied).
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Italy
Kazakhstan
Kosovo
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Montenegro
Moldova
Netherlands
Portugal
Republic of North Macedonia
Romania
Russia
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
United States of America

If you have any concerns, questions or would like to discuss further please do not hesitate to contact any of the following staff that will be able to assist.

Melbourne Office:            
Greg Tout 0418 105 685 gregtout@fob.com.au                   
Adam Kowalski 0418 124 901 adamkowalski@fob.com.au        

Sydney Office:
Brendan Tout 0418 247 690 brendantout@fob.com.au           
Ian Mitchell 0431 481 684 ianmitchell@fob.com.au              


Thank you and best regards,


Freight On Board International Services Pty Ltd.
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