BROWN MARMORATED STINK BUG (BMSB) SEASON – UPDATE RE LCL CONSIGNMENTS
To our Valued Customers,
The Department of Water Resources and Agriculture (DAWR) have announced a revision to their policy in relation to the treatment of FAK / LCL consignments arriving from BMSB target risk countries (USA, Italy, Germany, France, Russia, Greece. Hungary, Romania and Georgia). Onshore treatment options of target risk goods shipped as containerised cargo in sealed six sided containers is now allowed for LCL and FAK containers. This, combined with previously announced treatment options for FCL cargo, means all containerised cargo may be treated onshore in Australia during the BMSB season.
Whilst this news is a welcome result of ongoing consultation between industry representatives and the DAWR, importers should be aware that this revised policy is likely to attract increased clearance delays at the border due to identification of treated and non-treated containerised cargo, along with limited onshore capacity of storage facilities at approved DAWR facilities.
To minimise delays, we encourage importers to have their target risk goods treated offshore and at container level, where possible.
Please feel free to contact your BRi Customs team should you have any queries in relation to the upcoming BMSB season.
Keeping you updated,
BRi Customs Team
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