Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Update

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The end of the 2022/23 BMSB season is fast approaching and below are some points to help you continue to comply with the current seasonal measures.

  • 2022/23 BMSB seasonal measures will continue to apply to targeted goods manufactured in or shipped from target risk countries, that have been shipped between 1 September and 30 April (inclusive)

  • The shipped on board date, as indicated on the Ocean Bill of lading, is the date used by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) to determine when goods have been shipped

  • Target high risk goods shipped as break bulk (including flat rack and open top containers) must continue to be treated offshore prior to arrival in Australia otherwise they will be directed for export

  • New, Unused and not Field Tested (NUFT) goods manufactured on or after 1 December 2022 and classified under tariff chapters 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88 and 89 remain exempt from mandatory BMSB treatment

  • All target high risk and target risk goods remain subject to random verification inspections and will be directed for treatment if BMSB is detected

Should you require further information regarding the BMSB seasonal measures, please don’t hesitate to contact your FJT representative or our Customs Broker team.

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