BMSB Season

2019 - 2020 in Australia

The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resource will update their import rules related to the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug.

Click to download the official documentation (source: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/)

Last Update 22/08/2019

We asked some question to the quarantine department related to the mandatory treatment,

following our chat with them:

1. Is there any scheme or document that explain in a proper way how each container must be loaded to be fumigated, for BMSB purposes, both with heat treatment or sulfuryl treatment (distances for each side, central aisle ecc.)?

 

    There isn’t a document specifically for this, though the treatment documents may be able to assist and these are located here.

2. Is there any difference compared to the last BMSB season 2018/2019?

  • Target risk countries have been expanded from nine to 32 countries. Japan is only subject to heightened surveillance measures.

  • Treatment rates and target risk countries have been revised to align with New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries.

  • All sealed six hard sided containers with target high risk goods will be managed at the container level for BMSB risk, including LCL containers (prior to deconsolidation).

 

3. Is there any specific container type (for examples Open Top container or flat rack) that MUST be treated offshore, or the rule is the same of the last year (both offshore and onshore treatment were allowed)?

 

Mandatory offshore treatment is required for target high risk goods shipped as break bulk cargo (including open top and flat rack containers). Target high risk goods requiring mandatory offshore treatment that arrive untreated, or treated by an unapproved treatment provider in a target risk country, will be denied discharge and directed for export on arrival.

 

HIGH RISK GOODS LIST 

  • Mandatory Treatment ONSHORE (Origin): IF SHIPPED AS BREAK BULK CARGO OR WITH OPEN TOP OR FLAT RACK EQUIPMENT

  • NOT Mandatory Treatment ONSHORE (MUST BE TREATED ONSHORE OR OFFSHORE) IF SHIPPED AS SIX HARD SIDED CONTAINERS

(Source: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/brown-marmorated-stink-bugs#what-are-the-target-high-risk-goods)

Goods that fall within the following tariff classifications have been categorised as target high risk goods and will require mandatory treatment for BMSB risk.

  • 36 - Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations

  • 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; cermets; articles thereof

  • 82 - Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal

  • 83 - Miscellaneous articles of base metals

  • 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

  • 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles

  • 86 - Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds

  • 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 and accessories thereof

RISK GOODS LIST 

  • Mandatory Treatment ONSHORE or OFFSHORE (MUST BE TREATED ONSHORE OR OFFSHORE) 

(Source: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/brown-marmorated-stink-bugs#what-are-the-target-risk-goods)

Goods that fall within the following tariff classifications have been categorised as target risk goods and will not require mandatory treatment. Target risk goods will however will be subject to increased onshore intervention through random inspection. 

  • 25 - Salt; sulphur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement

  • 26 - Ores, slag and ash

  • 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes

  • 28 - Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes - including sub chapters I, II, III, IV and V

  • 29 - Organic chemicals - including sub chapters I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII and XIII

  • 31 - Fertilisers

  • 38 - Miscellaneous chemical products

  • 39 - Plastics and articles thereof - – including sub chapters I and II

  • 40 - Rubber and articles thereof

  • 46 - Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basket ware and wickerwork

  • 47 - Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; recovered (waste and scrap) paper or paperboard

  • 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard

  • 49 - Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans

  • 56 - Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns; twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof.

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