Stink bug update

At the end of January we reported on the Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs and how they are causing havoc for the Australian Department of Agriculture.

Due to the widespread occurrence of this pest in the United States, all specified break bulk and all containerised cargo arriving in Australia from 9 March 2015 from ALL REMAINING United States ports will be subject to the pre-shipment treatment requirements outlined here 06/2015.

Please take note of these changes that will affect the import and shipping industry, including importers, forwarders and customs brokers associated with the importation of break bulk and containerised vehicles, machinery, automotive parts and tyres shipped from the United States.

Please take note of these changes effective immediately.

For more information, head to the Department of Agriculture website.