The requirements for the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug infestation season for 2017 will be implemented for all cargo shipped from 1 September 2017, until 1 April 2018.

The mandatory measures apply to target cargo shipped from all ports in the United States, as well as any European ports which load cargo manufactured or stored in Italy after the commencement of the season.

As per last season, new and used vehicles, vessels and high risk machinery and parts are the target cargo for the mandatory measures.

The table of affected tariffs can be found on the Department of Agriculture’s website: