BROWN MARMORATED STINK BUG (BMSB) – MEASURES FOR 2020-21 SEASON
To our Valued Customers,
BRi would like to remind all importers that the 2020-21 BMSB season is fast approaching. Goods shipped from target risk countries with departure dates between 1 September 2020 and 30 April 2021 (inclusive), and arriving in Australia by 31 May 2021, will be subject to BMSB measures.
BMSB measures will remain consistent with last year however it is important to note the addition of 3 countries to the “target risk countries” list – Portugal, Ukraine and Moldova. The full list of countries categorised as target risk are: -
Albania Croatia Kosovo Russia
Andorra Czechia Liechtenstein Serbia
Armenia France Luxembourg Slovakia
Austria Japan (Breakbulk only) Montenegro Slovenia
Azerbaijan Georgia Moldova Spain
Belgium Germany Netherlands Switzerland
Bosnia & Herzegovina Greece Portugal Turkey
Bulgaria Hungary Republic of North Macedonia Ukraine
Canada Italy Romania USA
Whilst it is preferable to have products subject to BMSB measures treated offshore, treatment options are available in Australia. Whilst this option is available, it must be noted that, where an Australian treatment provider deems goods unable to be treated at container level due to space / packing material issues, the container must be moved to a class 4.7 facility for further assessment. This is certainly worth noting as there are a limited number of such facilities and we witnessed major congestion last year which led to significant additional fees, hence why offshore treatment is the most desirable option.
We will keep you updated of any BMSB developments, however, please do not hesitate to contact your BRi customs department should you have any queries in relation to the upcoming season.
Keeping you updated
BRi Customs Team
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