The Department of Agriculture & Water Resources (DAWR ) has ceased heightened measures for the current Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) risk season for goods shipped from 1 May 2018. Goods shipped on or before 30 April 2018 and still en-route to Australia will still be subject to BMSB Mandatory measures where applicable.
DAWR has also said it will use the experience and data gained from this current season to prepare for the strategy to be implemented for the 2018 -2019 season. Information about the movement and establishment of BMSB from Europe and other areas will also be taken into consideration when looking at the 2018-19 season.
In addition to existing mandatory measures that have been implemented to manage this risk, DAWR is also developing a list of approved BMSB treatment providers offshore that will be authorised to conduct and certify treatments for certain categories of goods during the 2018-19 risk season.