Proposed 2019–20 seasonal measures for brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB)

In response to the rapid expansion of BMSB throughout Europe and North America, the  Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has strengthened the seasonal measures to manage risk of BMSB from arriving in Australia for the 2019–20 risk season.

For the 2019–20 season, certain goods manufactured in, or shipped from target risk countries as sea cargo between 1 September 2019 and 30 April 2020 (inclusive), will be subject to BMSB requirements on arrival.

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources have issued this 2019-20 bmsb proposal which covers the target risk countries, along with treatment requirements and safeguarding arrangements,

Please kindly contact David Gibson, Customs Broker, for any further information.