BMSB Seasonal Measures 2019-20
BMSB Seasonal Measures 2019-20
The Department of Agriculture have recently released the finalised measures for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)
season 2019-20 and will be effective for goods departing 1stSeptember 2019 – and thatarrive into Australia on or before 31stMay 2020.
Season 2019-20 will see these measures applied to certain goods manufactured in or shipped from or transhipped from32 Countries(Japan increased vessel surveillance only).
Please take note as this list of countries has increased from 10 to 32 -http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/brown-marmorated-stink-bugs#what-are--the-target-risk-countries
Certain Tariff Chapters have been categorised astarget high riskgoods and will require mandatory treatment for BMSB risk. Certain Tariff Chapters have been categorised astarget riskgoods and will not require mandatory treatment, but will be subject to increased onshore intervention through random inspection and will be directed for onshore treatment if BMSB is detected. These Tariff Chapters have not changed from the previous BMSB season.
Treatment of cargo
- Containerised cargo arriving in sealed six hard sided containers with target high risk goods can be treated offshore, or onshore at the container level.
- Deconsolidation or removal of goods will not be permitted prior to treatment. No exemptions for deconsolidation or segregation on arrival will be considered by the department.
- Offshore treatment of LCL consignments and FAK containers with target high risk goods from target risk countries is preferred.
- Onshore treatment of LCL consignments and FAK containers with target high risk goods from target risk countries will be permitted at the container level.
Treatment providers in target risk countries
- All BMSB treatment providers in target risk countries must first register and be approved under the scheme by the department prior to treatment. Treatments conducted by an unapproved treatment provider in a target risk country will not be recognised as valid and the goods will be subject to onshore treatment (if permitted), or be directed for export.
- Treatment providers that were registered under the scheme during the 2018-19 season must complete a renewal application for the 2019-20 season. The renewal application and application for new treatment providers is now available on the Offshore BMSB treatment providers scheme page webpage. Please check that your Offshore Treatment Provider has completed a renewal application.
The following countries below have been categorised as target risk. This list has increased from 10 countries to 32 countries for this BMSB season – please see the below list .
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 goods departing 1stSeptember 2019 – goods arriving on or before 31stMay 2020
Any vessel that berths at, loads or tranships from the target risk countries also subject to BMSB seasonal measures.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- United States of America
- Japan (heightened vessel surveillance will be the only measure applied)