To our Valued Customers, 


You would be aware that the current BMSB season is drawing to a close, with consignments departing origin after April 30th not being subject to BMSB measures. This means the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) have turned their attention to the next BMSB season which will run from 1 September 2019 to 30 April 2020.


In response to the rapid expansion of BMSB throughout Europe and North America, the DAWR have strengthened the seasonal measures for the 2019-20 season. The number of countries categorised as target risk has increased from 9 to 32 and are listed below: -


USA                                                       Czech Republic                                  France

Canada                                                  Georgia                                             Russia

Albania                                                  Germany                                           Serbia

Andorra                                                 Greece                                              Slovakia

Armenia                                                Hungary                                             Slovenia

Austria                                                  Italy                                                   Switzerland

Azerbaijan                                             Kosovo                                               Luxembourg

Belgium                                                Liechtenstein                                       Romania

Bosnia and Herzegovina                         Macedonia                                           Spain

Bulgaria                                                Montenegro                                         Turkey

Croatia                                                 Netherlands                                         Japan (Breakbulk only)


The DAWR are still reviewing products falling into the “target high risk” and “target risk” categories and we will share the final list of goods once confirmed.


Preliminary treatment requirements have been issued by the DAWR. Arrangements will remain the same with the exception of LCL cargo. LCL consignments will require mandatory offshore treatment of target high risk goods. Consignments requiring mandatory offshore treatment that arrive untreated, or treated by an unapproved treatment provider, will be directed for export on arrival.


Treatment options will remain unchanged and any offshore treatment provider in target risk countries will again be required to register and be approved by the DAWR.


BRi will continue to update our clients as further information comes to hand.


Feel free to contact your BRi Customs Team, should you have any questions in relation to this matter.


Keeping you updated,

BRi Customs Team

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