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How to navigate through Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Season 2023-2024.

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How do you navigate through Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Season 2023-2024

As we traverse the landscape of 2023, both Australia and New Zealand are gearing up to confront the challenges presented by the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) season. Increased border inspection and processing times, quarantine, import regulations and regulated transportation routes are implemented activities by governments to prevent the brown marmorated stink bug from entering and spreading. This, however, could cause supply chain disruptions for your products, such as vehicles, machinery or other agricultural products.

Both countries will take measures in dealing with BMSB season which apply to goods shipped from 1 September 2022 that arrive in Australian territory by April 30th 2023.

Originating in Asia, this six-legged, insect has rapidly expanded its territorial presence across North America and Europe. As temperatures rise, the BMSB emerges as a threat to fruit and vegetable crops during warmer spells, becoming a formidable concern for agricultural industries. However, as temperatures drop, these pests seek refuge in various environments, from ecosystems and attics to crawl spaces, vehicles, and factories.

For goods falling under the categories of target high-risk and target risk, specific protocols have been devised. Rigorous inspections await target risk goods upon their arrival in Australian territory, with onshore treatment in case the presence of BMSB is detected. Furthermore, vessels docking, loading, or transshipping from designated risk countries are also subject to BMSB seasonal measures.

For goods falling under the categories of target high-risk and target risk, specific protocols have been devised. Rigorous inspections await target risk goods upon their arrival in Australian territory, with onshore treatment in case the presence of BMSB is detected. Furthermore, vessels docking, loading, or transshipping from designated risk countries are also subject to BMSB seasonal measures.

Target high risk goods

All tariffs under the following chapters are categorised as Target High Risk Goods:

  •    36 – Explosives; pryotechnic products; matches, pryophoric alloys
  •    44 – Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal
  •    45 – Cork and articles of cork
  •    57 – Carpets and other textile floor coverings
  •    68 – Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials
  •    69 – Ceramic products, including sub chapters I and II
  •    70 – Glass and glass ware
  •    72 – Iron and steel – including sub chapters I, II, III, IV
  •    73 – Articles of iron or steel
  •    74 – Copper and articles thereof
  •    75 – Nickel and articles thereof
  •    76 – Aluminium and articles thereof
  •    78 – Lead and articles thereof
  •    79 – Zinc and articles thereof
  •    80 – Tin and articles thereof
  •    81 – Other base metals; cermet; articles thereof
  •    82 – Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal
  •    83 – Miscellaneous articles of base metals
  •    84 – Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances
  •    85 – Electrical machinery and equipment; sound recorders and reproducers
  •    86 – Railway, tramway locomotives, rolling-stock; track fixtures, fitting; mechanicals
  •    87 – Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling-stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  •    88 – Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
  •    89 – Ships, boats and floating structures
  •    93 – Arms and ammunition; parts

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.

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