Seasonal measures for Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB)
For the 2021-22 BMSB risk season, BMSB seasonal measures will apply to targeted goods manufactured and shipped from target risk countries, that have been shipped between 1 September 2021 and 30 April 2022 (inclusive), and to vessels that berth, load, or tranship from target risk countries within the same period. Note: The shipped on board date, as indicated on the Ocean Bill of lading, is the date used to determine when goods have been shipped.
“Gate in” dates and times will not be accepted to determine when goods are shipped
TARGET RISK COUNTRIES
The following countries below have been categorized as target risk:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Japan (heightened vessel surveillance will be the only measure applied).
- Republic of North Macedonia
- United States of America
Any target high risk or target risk goods which are manufactured in or shipped from the target risk countries will be subject to the BMSB seasonal measures.
Any vessel that berths at, loads, or transships from the target risk countries is also subject to the BMSB seasonal measures. In addition, the department continues to review the changing risk status of BMSB and will also be undertaking random onshore inspections on goods from other emerging risk countries to verify pest absence in goods.
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.
Full details can be found on the link below, we recommend that you read this prior to the commencement of the next season.