INCREASES TO SEASONAL MEASURES FOR BROWN MARMORATED STINK BUG (BMSB)
Dear Valued Client,
In response to the increased expansion of BMSB throughout Europe and North America over the 2018-19 Season, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has decided to strengthen the seasonal measures to manage the ongoing risk of Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (BMSB) from arriving into Australia for the upcoming 2019-20 risk Season.
The seasonal measures will be applied to the same timeframe as this year, certain goods manufactured in, or shipped from target risk countries as sea cargo between 1st September 2019 and 30th April 2020 (inclusive) will be subject to BMSB Requirements on arrival. One of the drastic changes from last years measures is the increase in Target risk countries, this has increased from 9 to 32 as shown below:
Over the course of the coming months the department will release the proposed changes to the 2019-20 season. One of the major discussion points coming from the state wide seminars is the mandatory offshore treatment of all LCL consignments and FAK Containers of target high risk goods from target risk countries. In previous seasons, LCL Consignment and FAK containers could be treated on arrival. Note: The Department will undertake further industry consultation on this and this may change,
We will be sure to keep you informed of any further development as the BMSB Seasonal measure changes come to hand, at this point the BMSB Measures ONLY apply to Sea Freight cargo.
Should you have any further questions or concerns relating to this matter, please feel free to contact us at any time.
Freight On Board International Services Pty Ltd.