NNF 2018/199 - BMSB webpage update: Treatment methodologies and Offshore BMSB Treatment Providers Scheme

BMSB webpage update: Treatment methodologies and Offshore BMSB Treatment Providers Scheme (NNF 2018/199)

Further  NNF 2018/197 we received the following update from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources advising us of the BMSB webpage update: Treatment methodologies and Offshore BMSB Treatment Providers Scheme.

As mentioned in the recent Import Industry Advice Notice (77-2018), the draft measures for the 2018-19 BMSB measures have been published on the BMSB webpage. This will continue to be updated as we refine and finalise the measures.

With the start of the season to commence soon, we have now updated the webpage to include the BMSB treatment methodologies and recently approved offshore treatment providers for the Offshore BMSB Treatment Providers Scheme. Please note this list is current as  per the date on the webpage and will be updated as we add more approved treatment providers.

If there are treatment providers that you are aware of or those who intend to conduct offshore BMSB treatments, please inform them of the application process for the Offshore BMSB Treatment Providers Scheme.

More updates to the BMSB webpage will be made early next week, including finalisation of the target countries, target high risk and risk goods, refining of details around the offshore and onshore treatment requirements, and scenarios from queries that we have been receiving from industry to assist importers and brokers before the season commences.

We will continue to make updates to the BMSB webpage and will advise as these changes are made. Additionally, we are preparing for industry sessions (either face-to-face or webinars or a combination of both) for the week commencing 13 August 2018 and will provide these details soon.

Thank you again for your patience and the continued support you have provided to the department in preparation for the 2018-19 BMSB season.

Further information

For further specific information regarding BMSB measures, visit the BMSB web page or contact Air and Sea Cargo.

Compliance Division
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources