BMSB Stink Bug Season for 2018-19 has begun. New seasonal measures will apply for goods shipped on or between 1 September 2018 and 30 April 2019 inclusive.
The measures for this season are DIFFERENT to last season, they are more comprehensive and additional counties and treatment requirements have bene added.
Details of the seasonal measures for the 2018-19 BSMB season are outlined on Dept. Agriculture website in detail.
Throughout the season they will continue to review the measures based on detections of BMSB and the risk pathways.
This year commodities are broken into HIGH RISK target goods and target risk goods.
Mandatory offshore treatment is required for all HIGH RISK target goods.
Please give us a call in regard to requirements specific to your commodity and chosen import pathway.
Target risk countries
Any target high risk or target risk goods manufactured in, or shipped from these countries are subject to the BMSB seasonal measures.
Any vessel that tranships or loads goods from these countries are also subject to heightened vessel surveillance.
- United States of America
- Japan (heightened vessel surveillance will be the only measure applied).
Target high risk goods
Goods in this category require mandatory treatment for BMSB risk.
All tariffs under the following chapters are categorised as target high risk goods.
|36 – Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations||74 – Copper and articles thereof||84 – Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof|
|44 – Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal||75 – Nickel and articles 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|
|45 – Cork and articles of cork||76 – Aluminium and articles thereof||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|
|57 – Carpets and other textile floor coverings||78 – Lead and articles thereof||87 – Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling-stock, and parts and accessories thereof|
|68 – Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials||79 – Zinc and articles thereof||88 – Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof|
|69 – Ceramic products – including sub chapters I and II||80 – Tin and articles thereof||89 – Ships, boats and floating structures|
|70 – Glass and glass ware||81 – Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof||93 – Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof|
|72 – Iron and steel – including sub chapters I, II, III, IV||82 – Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal|
|73 – Articles of iron or steel||83 – Miscellaneous articles of base metals|
Target risk goods
Goods in this category will be subject to increased onshore intervention through random inspection. If BMSB is detected the goods will be directed for onshore treatment.
All tariffs under the following chapters are categorised as target risk goods.
|25 – Salt; sulphur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement||31 – Fertilisers||47 – Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; recovered (waste and scrap) paper or paperboard|
|26 – Ores, slag and ash||38 – Miscellaneous chemical products||48 – Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard|
|27 – Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes||39 – Plastics and articles thereof – – including sub chapters I and II||49 – Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans|
|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||40 – Rubber and articles thereof||56 – Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns; twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof|
|29 – Organic chemicals – including sub chapters I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII and X111||46 – Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basket ware and wickerwork|
All other goods
BMSB seasonal measures do not apply to goods not identified as ‘target high risk’ and ‘target risk’. However, these goods may be subject to the measures if they are part of a consignment that contains target high risk and target risk goods.