In response to the rapid expansion of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) throughout Europe and North America, the department has strengthened the seasonal measures to manage risk of BMSB from arriving in Australia for the 2019–20 BMSB risk season.
For the 2019-20 BMSB risk season, 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
from 1 September 2019 and that arrive in Australian territory by 31 May 2020 (inclusive).
TARGET RISK COUNTRIES
The following countries below have been categorised as target risk. Any target high risk or target risk goods which are manufactured in, or shipped from the target risk countries will be subject to BMSB seasonal measures. Any vessel that berths at, loads or tranships from the target risk countries also subject to BMSB seasonal measures.
TARGET HIGH RISK GOODS
Goods that fall within the following tariff classifications have been categorised as target high risk goods and will require mandatory treatment for BMSB risk. The full list of Tariffs can be found at:
TARGET RISK GOODS
Goods that fall within the following tariff classifications have been categorised as target risk goods and will not require mandatory treatment. Target risk goods will however will be subject to increased onshore intervention through random inspection. The full list of Tariffs can be found at:
There are three approved treatment options for BMSB treatment.
The approved treatments are:
- Heat treatment
- Methyl bromide fumigation and
- Sulfuryl fluoride fumigation.
For more Information:
Please head over to the Australian Department of Agriculture’s website if you require the full detailed breakdown of the season and your requirements as an importer.