Brown Marmorated Stink Bug



The Department of Agriculture have released the measures for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) season 2021-2022.


Season 2021-2022 will see these measures applied certain goods manufactured in or shipped from 37 Countries, Poland has been added to the list this year (1 Country increased vessel surveillance only) and will be effective from goods departing 1st September 2021 – 30th April 2022 Inclusive.


List of BMSB countries


Target High Risk Cargo

Goods that fall within the following tariff classifications have been categorised as target high risk goods and will require mandatory treatment for BMSB.

- Explosives; pyrotechnic products

- Copper and articles thereof

- Miscellaneous articles of base metals

- Wood and articles of wood

- Nickel and articles thereof

- Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

- Cork and articles of cork

- Aluminum and articles thereof

- Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof

- Carpets and other textile floor coverings

- Lead and articles thereof

- Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof

- Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials

- Zinc and articles thereof

- Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling-stock, and parts and accessories thereof

- Ceramic products

- Tin and articles thereof

- Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof

– Glass and glass ware

- Other base metals; cermet’s

- Ships, boats and floating structures

- Iron and steel

- Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal

- Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof

- Articles of iron or steel


What impacts does the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug have?

Brown marmorated stink bugs pose a high biosecurity risk to Australia because of their tendency to hitchhike, highly mobile nature and the lack of effective lures.

Brown marmorated stink bug is a voracious feeder that damages vegetable crops, fruit and ornamental trees. It is known to feed on more than 300 hosts, including important agricultural crops, such as: apples. beans.

If it established in Australia, this pest would be extremely difficult and expensive to manage, partly due to its broad host range. Preventing an incursion in the first place is a high priority for government and industry, and we need your help.


Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any further queries or questions.


Thank you,


The Team at DSH Global Logistics.