2020-21 Seasonal measures for Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB)

August 27, 2020

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has released an update to the seasonal measures to manage the risk of BMSB arriving in Australia during the 2020–21 BMSB risk season.

The seasonal 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 2020 and arrive in Australian territory by 31 May 2021 (inclusive).

The following countries have been categorised as target risk:

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czechia, France, Japan (heightened vessel surveillance only), Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Moldova, Netherlands, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United States of America.

Additionally, the department will undertake random onshore inspections on goods from other emerging risk countries including:

Belarus, Chile, Denmark, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom.

Other countries will be monitored through a lower rate of random inspections. These include all

remaining European countries: Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Argentina, South Africa and Uruguay.

MYC International Logistics are here to ensure all shipped cargo meets the Mandatory offshore or onshore treatment requirements. If you have any queries regarding these requirements and how they might affect your cargo, please do not hesitate to reach out to your MYC Account Manager.

Please visit the below link for more information on these requirements: https://www.agriculture.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/20-21-bmsb-seasonal-measures-factsheet.pdf

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