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Update to Seasonal Measures for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)

  Freight On Board International Services Pty Ltd.
  13th August 2018
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Dear Valued Client,


Please be advised that for all goods shipped between the 1st of September 2018 and the 30th April 2019, The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources will implement new measures to reduce the risk of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug entering Australia and negatively impacting our industries.

These measures include targeting "high-risk goods" from certain countries, which will be subject to increased inspections, treatment and fumigation.


Some "High-risk" Goods Include:

  • Break Bulk (incl. equipment and parts, vehicles, machinery, etc.).
  • Tiles, ceramics, bricks, cement and stone.
  • Explosives and arms/ammunition.
  • Woods and metals.
  • Glasses.

Some Target Risk Goods Include:
  • Chemicals and chemical products, fertilisers, salt and minerals.
  • Plastics and rubbers.
  • Tyres, plastic and wadding.
  • Straw, paper, cardboard, wood pulp and printed matter.

"High Risk" Countries Include:

  • The United States of America.
  • Italy.
  • Germany.
  • France.
  • Russia.
  • Greece.
  • Hungary.
  • Romania.
  • Georgia.
  • Japan.


Goods requiring treatment will receive either:

  • Sulfuryl Floride Fumigation.
  • Methyl Bromide Fumigation.
  • Heat Treatment.


Please also note that LCL, Open Top and Break Bulk cargo will require offshore fumigation at an approved BMSB treatment provider prior to sailing.

Should high-risk goods arrive without prior treatment, these will be either re-exported or be subject to destruction.


For more information, please visit the link below.

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/pests/brown-marmorated-stink-bugs


Best regards,


Freight On Board International Services Pty Ltd.

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