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To our Valued Customers,
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) has implemented urgent actions to address the risk of Khapra beetle on a range of plant products that are host of this pest, in sea containers. Khapra Beetle is a serious agriculture pest posing a major threat to Australia’s grain industry. DAWE has implemented a phased approach and associated conditions (6A & 6B) to manage Khapra Beetle from entering Australia.
Significant interceptions of Khapra Beetle in Australia 2021
Treatment to be conducted with approved treatment providers, will be released by DAWE shortly.
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.
Prior to loading the goods, the container must be heat treated at 60°C or higher for a minimum of 120 minutes.
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.
Note: Khapra beetle treatment rates are higher than the current accepted BMSB treatment rates.
Should you have any queries or questions in relation to the above, please do not hesitate to contact our Customs Team.
Keeping you updated,
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