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Dear Valuded Customer ,
STINK BUG SEASON 2021/22
For the 2021-22 BMSB risk season, mandatory measures will apply to targeted goods manufactured and shipped from target risk countries, that have been shipped between 1 September 2021 until 30 April 2022 (inclusive), and to vessels that berth, load,or tranship from target risk countries within the same period.
This means if your vessel leaves on August 31st, stink bug measures will not apply, however, should your vessel be delayed, stink bug requirements may be enforced.
WHO IS AFFECTED?
Certain goods manufactured in or shipped from target risk countries (below) as ocean freight. Vessels that berth at, load, or tranship from target risk countries during the season. The following countries have been identified as emerging risk
countries for the 2021-22 BMSB risk season and may be selected for a random onshore inspection: Belarus, Malta, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Chile
The following countries below have been categorised as target risk:
LIST OF GOODS AFFECTED
All target high-risk and target risk goods from target risk countries will be subject to increased onshore intervention through random
Target high risk goods will require mandatory treatment. Target risk goods will not require mandatory treatment, but will be subject
to increased onshore intervention through random inspection.
For all other goods not categorised as high risk and target risk goods, BMSB seasonal measures do not apply. However, these goods may
still be subject to these measures if they are part of a container or consignment that does contain any target or target high risk goods.
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
TARGET RISK GOODS
Goods that fall within the following tariff classifications have been categorised as target risk goods and will not require mandatory
Target risk goods will however be subject to increased onshore intervention through random inspection.
Breakbulk, flat rack and open top containers still need to be treated offshore.
Six-sided sealed containers can be treated onshore or offshore. We recommend treating these containers offshore to remove the
risk of overpacked and tightly packaged items needing to be unpacked for treatment on arrival (causing more costs and delays).
Goods requiring offshore treatment and arriving untreated will be prevented from discharge and/or directed for re-export on arrival.
Due to detections of live BMSB in previous season, air cargo arriving between 1 September and 30 November 2021 (inclusive) from
USA and Italy, containing target high risk chapters 84, 85, 86 and 87 will be subject to random verification inspection.
1.Sulfuryl fluoride fumigation
2.Methyl bromide fumigation (most common)
All cargo treatments must be completed by an approved treatment provider and come with a BMSB Treatment Certificate.
Offshore treatment providers need to be registered and approved by the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.
Keeping you updated
BRi Customs Team
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