17-2021: Khapra Beetle Actions for Sea Containers – Introduce offshore treatment requirements for target risk sea containers from 12th April 2021.
To our Valued Customers,
The new measures for sea containers will be implemented in two stages: Phase 6A (target risk containers) and Phase 6B (high-risk containers).
Phase 6A: New measures for target risk sea containers
Phase 6A will introduce offshore treatment requirements for target risk sea containers from 12 April 2021. To comply with the new measures, all target risk containers exported on or after 12 April 2021 must be treated and accompanied by a valid treatment certificate or phytosanitary certificate.
A target risk container is defined as a:
Note: ISO tanks, reefers, flat racks, LCL /FAK and containers that will be shipped as empty containers are excluded from the measures.
Target risk containers will be required to be treated offshore prior to loading the goods using one of the below options:
- Methyl bromide fumigation: Prior to loading the goods, the container must be fumigated with a dose of 80 g/m³ or above, at 21°C or above, for a minimum of 48 hours, with an end point reading of 20 g/m3 or above. The fumigation must be conducted in a sheeted enclosure and in accordance with the Methyl Bromide Fumigation Methodology.
- Heat treatment: Prior to loading the goods, the container must be heat treated at 60°C or higher for a minimum of 120 minutes. The treatment must be conducted in accordance with the Heat Treatment Methodology. Additional container-specific heat treatment instructions will be released prior to implementation of Phase 6A.
- Insecticide spray: Prior to loading the goods, the container must be sprayed with contact insecticide. Additional details on this treatment option will be released prior to implementation of Phase 6A.
Phase 6B: New measures for high-risk sea containers
Phase 6B is expected to commence in late 2021 and will introduce measures to a broader range of containers (i.e. all high-risk containers).
Please feel free to contact our Customs Team should you have any queries or questions.
Keeping you updated,
BRi Customs Team
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