Please read important information below regarding the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug season:
Who does this notice affect?
This notice is of interest to clients in the import and shipping industries, associated with the importation of targeted break bulk and containerised vehicles, boats, machinery and machinery parts shipped from the United States from 1 September 2017 to 30 April 2018 inclusive.
What has changed?
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has developed measures to manage the 2017-18 seasonal risk of brown marmorated stink bug infestations in sea cargo shipped from the United States. The 2017-18 measures are largely the same as the 2016-17 measures, with season dates, treatments, and requirements for management of target goods unchanged.
There are some changes to the targeted goods. This is based on detections made and information gathered from surveillance conducted during the 2016-17 response. The 2017-18 target goods will: include machinery parts shipped as break bulk (not containerised) include machinery from additional tariffs exclude lower risk goods such as small all-terrain vehicles, jet skis, canoes and buoys. AQIS Commodity codes will be created to assist with the exclusions of lower risk goods.
The 2017-18 measures will remain in place for the entire season unless pest infestations are detected. Should this occur, the department may impose emergency requirements similar to those implemented during the 2016-17 season. The department is also monitoring the risk of brown marmorated stink bugs from other parts of the world and will develop measures if required.
We received advice from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources informing us that the department has found significant numbers of Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (BMSB) on arrival in Australia in various types of containerised goods arriving from Italy.
Please note that treatment of your shipment from Italy during this period is MANADORY and unfortunately incur additional costs.
Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Team at DSH Global Logistics