Attention **Confirmed Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Import Requirements 2018-2019 Season have now been published** Important Information
On Friday 3rd of August we sent out the draft measures for the upcoming season. We can now confirm The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources have published the completed season measures for the 2018/19 BMSB season (subject to ongoing review throughout the season).
The published measures can be found by following this link: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/pests/brown-marmorated-stink-bugs
The Department of Agriculture & Water Resources have also published a guide which can be found by following this link: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/pests/brown-marmorated-stink-bugs
The offshore BMSB approved treatment providers for High Risk targeted goods can be found by following this link: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/pests/brown-marmorated-stink-bugs/offshore-treatment-providers
As previously advised, be aware if you are importing high risk targeted goods via seafreight from, through or via a targeted country and do not have a treatment certificate from an approved BMSB treatment provider, your goods will not be allowed into the country and will be re-exported or directed for destruction at your expense.
Further to the above, previous seasons have allowed for goods which were manufactured after the 1st of December to be exempt from treatment, this is not the case this season. This seasons measures require treatment of all high risk targeted goods throughout the whole duration of the season, goods shipped between 1st of September 2018 until April 30th 2019 inclusive.
Information on this notice is as per advised by DAWR website at time of sending – 8/8/18