China now added to the BMSB Target Risk Countries


As a result of detections of live Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) in some containerised commodities originating in China. The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) will be adding China as an emerging risk country for the remainder of the 2021-2022 BMSB season.

The increased random inspection activities will apply to the following goods:

  • Goods manufactured in, or shipped from China and,
  • FCL / FCX containers – for goods shipped in sealed 6 hard sided containers and,
  • Goods tariffed as Chapters 39, 68, 69, 70, 73, 84, 85 and 89.

LCL / FAK containers and break bulk goods (including those shipped on flat rack or in open top containers) are out of scope for increased inspection activities.

Should your shipment be impacted by this, we will be sure to contact you directly.


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