Both Australia and New Zealand are preparing for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug season 2021 – 2022. During this period both countries will take measures in dealing with BMSB season, the measures apply to goods shipped from 1 September 2021 that arrive in Australian territory by April 30th 2022.
Certain goods (target high risk and target risk goods) manufactured in or shipped from the target risk countries as sea cargo will be subject to BMSB intervention.
The measures applied will depend on the commodity. Goods have been assigned to three categories:
Mandatory offshore treatment for high risk goods shipped as Breakbulk / Open Top / Flat Rack.
Mandatory offshore or onshore treatment for high risk goods shipped as FCL, LCL and FAK. If treated onshore, deconsolidation or removal of goods will not be permitted before treatment.
All tariffs to be considered as HIGH RISK are outlined on the attached document.
2. Target Risk Goods:
Goods in this category will be subject to increased onshore intervention upon arrival in Australia through random inspections. If BMSB is detected, goods will be directed for onshore treatment.
All tariffs to be considered as target risk are outlined on the attached document.
3. All Other Goods;
BMSB seasonal measures do not apply to goods not identified as ‘target HIGH RISK ’ or ‘target risk’. However, goods may be subject to BMSB measures if they are part of a consignment that contains target high risk or target risk goods.
Any vessel that berths at, loads or tranships from the target risk countries is also subject to BMSB seasonal measures.
All tariffs under the following chapters are categorised as Target High Risk Goods:
All tariffs under the following chapters are categorised as Target Risk Goods:
Goods in this category will not require mandatory treatment, however, will be subject to increased onshore intervention upon arrival in Australia through random inspection. If BMSB is detected goods will be directed for onshore treatment. For more information on how to prevent potential slow down or disruption in your supply chain, due to these measures, please get in touch with our expert, Tomas van der Maarel.