NNF 2019/238 - Import Industry Advice Notice 150 - 2019

150-2019 - Guidance for conducting BMSB Treatments

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17 September 2019

Who does this notice affect?

Stakeholders in the import and shipping industries—including Master Consolidators, vessel masters, freight forwarders, treatment providers, Biosecurity Industry Participants, importers, customs brokers and principal agents—associated with shipping or importing goods that require increased intervention during the 2019-20 BMSB risk season.

What has changed?

The department has published a series of factsheets to provide further guidance on conducting effective and compliant BMSB treatments. The factsheets provide a summary of key compliance requirements regarding:

  • Consignment suitability
  • Heat treatment
  • Methyl bromide fumigation
  • Sulfuryl fluoride fumigation.

The factsheets are available on the Guidance for conducting BMSB Treatments webpage. They should be read in conjunction with the relevant treatment methodology.

Further information

For further information regarding BMSB treatments contact bmsbtreatments@agriculture.gov.au.

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