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SEASONAL MEASURES FOR BROWN MARMORATED STINK BUG (BMSB)

Friday, August 03, 2018


 

Dear Client

Please click on the following link to get full details on the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources import measures for BMSB which comes into effect on the 1st September 2018.

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/pests/brown-marmorated-stink-bugs

This will effect most clients in some way.

I description of the draft measures are below

If you need any further information please contact either Paul or myself.

Best regards

Bruce Begley

Draft measures

We will publish details of final seasonal measures soon. This will include applicable goods and countries, and specific treatment rates.

The proposed seasonal measures apply to certain goods manufactured in, or shipped from target risk countries as sea cargo.

Draft measures include:

  • heightened surveillance on all roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) and general cargo vessels through additional pre-arrival reporting with a BMSB questionnaire and daily checks conducted by vessel masters
  • inspection, treatment or other directions for identified high risk vessels
  • mandatory offshore treatment for target high risk goods
  • increased onshore intervention for target risk goods
  • export or destruction of target high risk goods requiring mandatory offshore treatment and arriving untreated, or treated by an unapproved treatment provider, unless exceptional circumstances are granted.

Target risk countries

  • United States of America
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • France
  • Russia
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Romania
  • Georgia
  • Japan (heightened vessel surveillance will be the only measure applied).

Target high risk goods

Goods in this category will require mandatory offshore treatment for BMSB risk if they are shipped as break bulk, open top or on flat racks.

Containerised goods in this category shipped as LCL (less than container Load) and FAK (freight of all kinds) will require mandatory offshore treatment for BMSB. The option for onshore treatment is being considered for FCL (full container load) and FCX (full container consolidated).

All tariffs under the following chapters are being considered as high- risk goods.

36 Explosives, pyrotechnics

74 Copper

84 Machinery

44 Wood

75 Nickel

85 Electrical machinery

45 Cork

76 Aluminium

86 Railway locos

57 Carpets

78 Lead

87 Vehicles

68 Stone, cement

79 Zinc

88 Aircraft

69 Ceramics

80 Tin

89 Ships

70 Glass

81 Base metals

93 Arms, ammunition

72 Steel, iron

82 Tools, cutlery

73 Steel articles

83 Base metal

Target risk goods

Goods in this category will be subject to increased onshore intervention.

All tariffs under the following chapters are being considered as target risk goods.

25 Salt, minerals

31 Fertilisers

47 Wood pulp

26 Ores, slag, ash

38 Chemical products

48 Paper, cardboard

27 Fuel oils

39 Plastics

49 Printed matter

28 Inorganic chemicals

40 Tyres, rubber

56 Wadding, felt

29 Organic chemicals

46 Straw, basket ware

 

 

 
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