***BROWN MARMORATED STINK BUG (BMSB)*** - FINAL MEASURES NOW RELEASED
Further to TCF's broadcast on the 23rd July 2018, The Department of Agriculture have now finalised the requirements for the 2018-2019 BMSB Season.
There is now a lot of information circulating within the industry that could be misleading. TCF recommends that you take the time to read and investigate as well forward to your overseas suppliers, if not already done so.
Please find the below link from the Departments website
High Risk Countries, High Risk Goods List and Target Risk Goods list is attached.
More information regarding the treatment options is available at the below link
The Department has also created a webpage to help industry prepare before the season commences:
For target high risk goods it is recommended that treatment be arranged offshore before export. Whilst this is now not mandatory, and treatment can be arranged in Australia, the delays to cargo availability based on previous BMSB season fumigation delays will be extensive.
Particularly with regards to LCL cargo, where unfumigated cargo could be shipped with treated cargo in an FAK container, delaying the availability of all cargo within the consolidated container upon arrival.
For target high risk goods that arrive as FCL/FCX untreated will no longer need to be re-exported or destroyed and can now been treated upon arrival (the same as last season). Delays are expected.
Target risk goods (other than Target High risk goods) will be subject to increased onshore intervention through random inspection. If BMSB is detected the goods will be direction for onshore treatment.
A list of acceptable offshore treatment providers, treatment methods, as well as an application to become an approved offshore treatment provider for BMSB purposes, can be found here:
Should you have any questions relating to this, please contact your local customer service representative.
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