Fumigation Loading Basic Instructions
importing goods to Australia
The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resource will update their import rules related to the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug.
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Last Update 04/09/2019
The following message came from a report after the meeting held in Venice on 1st August 2019, all the instructions has been released by the Australia Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries.
After the meeting held in Venice the 1st of August 2019, the Australian delegate present at the assembly informed us that many suppliers still don’t respect the loading instructions useful to fumigate the container according to the instructions coming from the Australia Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries.
For this reason, we (the fumigators) will not fumigate any container that does not comply the following loading instructions:
The cargo MUST NOT be loaded directly on the container floor. It must lifted up or loaded on pallets.
The container MUST NOT be loaded without space on each side. The cargo MUST be loaded with AT LEAST 25 CM from the end of the cargo line to the container’s doors.
The cargo in proximity to the doors MUST have these maximum dimensions: 2 M DEPTH x 1.10 M HEIGHT
The container MUST ALLOW a complete inspection: the tools used for the fumigation process must be placed also in the middle of the cargo to control the temperature of the cargo
The upper part of the cargo MUST be loaded with AT LEAST 20 CM from the end of the cargo and the container’s ceiling.
N.B. for food containers the fumigation is not required, however if there should be any other object into the container not related to the food product (samples, gift, catalogues or other materials not related to the food packaging) the container will be treated according to the instructions coming from the Australia Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries.