The Department of Agriculture have officially announced the Seasonal Measures for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Season for the 2021-22 period.
Effective from "Shipped on Board" date 1st September 2021 until 30th April 2022 inclusive, cargo that is classified as Target Risk that is shipped from Target Risk Countries will be require mandatory treatment as outlined below.
The following changes have been made to the measures for 2021-22:
Poland is now identified as a Target Risk Country
Belarus, Malta, Sweden, United Kingdom & Chile have been identified as emerging risk countries and may be selected for random onshore inspection
Target Risk Countries:
Republic of North Macedonia
Japan (vessel surveillance)
United States of America
Target High Risk Commodities:
Goods that fall within the following tariff classifications have been categorised as target high risk goods and will require mandatory treatment for BMSB risk.
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
*removed* 93 - Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof
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 be subject to increased onshore intervention through random inspection.
*removed* 25 - Salt; sulphur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement
*removed* 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
*removed* 31 - Fertilisers
38 - Miscellaneous chemical products
39 - Plastics and articles thereof - – including sub chapters I and II
40 - Rubber and articles thereof
*removed* 46 - Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials, basket ware and wickerwork
*removed* 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
LCL and FAK containers with target high risk goods will be managed at the container level for BMSB risk prior to deconsolidation. If you plan to move cargo via LCL that cannot be subject to heat treatment, Methyl Bromide or Sulfuryl Fluoride it is crucial that our team is aware to be able to instruct our suppliers not to load your cargo with goods subject to those measures. De-consolidation or segregation of goods will not be accepted once loaded into the container.
Due to detections of live BMSB in previous season, air cargo arriving between 1 September and 30 November 2021 (inclusive) from USA and Italy, containing target high risk chapters 84, 85, 86 and 87 will be subject to random verification inspections
Treatment must be completed by Approved Treatment Providers. At current, the list of Approved Offshore Treatment Providers has not been published, however this will be distributed to our teams locally & globally and published HERE
Goods shipped in iso-tanks and as bulk-in-holds of cargo vessels are not subject to the measures
Target high risk goods subject to mandatory offshore treatment that arrive untreated or treated by an unapproved treatment provider in a target risk country, will be directed for export on arrival.
Where target high risk goods are packed and sealed in a six hard sided container in a target risk country prior to 1 September 2021, a sealing declaration will be accepted by the department. The goods must be shipped on board within 21 days of sealing and a Sealing Declaration must be supplied.
Containers that trans-ship target risk countries, that are not opened during trans-shipment will not be subject to the BMSB measures.