BMSB - Seasonal Measures for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (2022-2023)
BMSB (2022-2023) - Season starts 1st Sept 2022
BMSB seasonal measures will apply to targeted goods manufactured in or shipped from target risk countries, that have been shipped between 1 September 2022 and 30 April 2023 (inclusive), and to vessels that berth, load, or tranship from target risk countries within the same period.
- Emerging risk countries - China and UK only (Random inspections will apply)
- All Breakbulk, Flat Racks and Open Tops (including in gauge), must be treated offshore prior to arrival into Australia. No allowances will be made, and they will be directed for export.
- Tariff - Chapters 94 and 95 will be subject to random inspections for emerging risk countries only
- 120 hours policy has been amended for goods that have been rolled (with evidence)
- Inspect (unpack) Inspections instead of Secure Seals intact inspections at Approved Arrangements
Approved BMSB Treatments-
- Methyl Bromide
- Sulfuryl Fluoride
- Heat Treatment
The Following Countries below have been Categorised as Target Risk:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Japan (heightened vessel surveillance only).
- Republic of North Macedonia
- United States of America
TARGET HIGH RISK GOODS
Goods that fall within the following tariff classifications have been categorised as target high risk goods and will require mandatory treatment for BMSB risk.
- 44 - Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal
- 45 - Cork and articles of cork
- 57 - Carpets and other textile floor coverings
- 68 - Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials
- 69 - Ceramic products – including sub chapters I and II
- 70 – Glass and glass ware
- 72 - Iron and steel - including sub chapters I, II, III, IV
- 73 - Articles of iron or steel
- 74 - Copper and articles thereof
- 75 - Nickel and articles thereof
- 76 - Aluminium and articles thereof
- 78 - Lead and articles thereof
- 79 - Zinc and articles thereof
- 80 - Tin and articles thereof
- 81 - Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof
- 82 - Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal
- 83 - Miscellaneous articles of base metals
- 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
- 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
- 86 - Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds
- 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling-stock, and parts and accessories thereof
- 88 - Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
- 89 - Ships, boats and floating structures
TARGET RISK GOODS
Goods that fall within the following tariff classifications have been categorised as target risk goods and are only subject to increased onshore intervention through random inspection. Mandatory treatment is not required.
- 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
- 28 - Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes - including sub chapters I, II, III, IV and V
- 29 - Organic chemicals - including sub chapters I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII and XIII
- 38 - Miscellaneous chemical products
- 39 - Plastics and articles thereof - – including sub chapters I and II
- 40 - Rubber and articles thereof
- 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
- 49 - Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans
- 56 - Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns; twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof
For all other goods that are not categorised as target high risk and target risk goods, BMSB seasonal measures do not apply. However, if they are part of a container or consignment that contains target high risk or target risk goods, they will be subject to the measures.
NUFT (New, Unused and Not Field Tested)
Certain tariffs that can meet all the BMSB Nuft criteria will not be subject to Mandatory Treatment
* Manufacture must have started on or after 1st December 2022
* Classed as new machinery, vehicles, vessels, new complex parts and equipment and are classified under the following chapters only - 82,84,85,86,87,88 and 89.
* Accompanied by a BMSB Nuft Manufacturer's Declaration.
If the NUFT Criteria is not met, the goods may be directed for export or onshore treatment (containerised only).
Should you have any further questions or require more information, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our brokerage team for guidance
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BRi Customs Team
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