Brown Marmorated Stink Bug 2022/23 risk season commences 1 September 2022 and runs through until 3
0 April 2023. The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has finalised its measures for the 2022/23 season.
Any goods shipped from Target Risk Countries with a departure date during this period will be subject to BMSB measures.
Target high risk countries
The number of target risk countries remains the same as last year. The complete list of target risk countries is:
In addition to the above, DAFF has identified two emerging risk countries for the BMSB season whereby shipments may be selected for a random onshore inspection :
China – random inspections will apply to goods shipped between 1 September and 31 December (inclusive )
United Kingdom – random inspections will apply to goods shipped between 1 December and 30 April (inclusive )
Target high risk goods
Goods falling within specific tariff classification categories are regarded as Target High Risk Goods, and treatment for BMSB is mandatory.
In addition to the Target High Risk Goods, chapters 94 (furniture) and 95 (toys, games and sporting equipment) will be subject to random inspections for emerging risk countries.
Target risk goods
Goods falling within other classification categories are regarded as Target Risk Goods and will not require mandatory treatment. These goods will, however, be subject to increased onshore intervention via random inspections.
A complete list of Target High-Risk Goods and Target Risk Goods can be found here. Goods not listed in these categories do not require treatment. However, they may be subject to the measures if they are part of a container or consignment containing Target High Risk or Target Risk Goods.
Required measures for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
FCL / FCX containers treated onshore will be treated at the container level, and deconsolidation or removal of goods (for example, exempt goods) will not be permitted. The following table outlines the risk groups and treatment interventions required.
The following measures will apply according to the different modes of transport:
- Goods requiring offshore treatment and arriving untreated will be prevented from discharge and directed for re-export on arrival.
- All Target Risk Goods will be subject to increased onshore intervention through random inspection.
- Goods not categorised as Target High Risk or Target Risk are not subject to BMSB measures unless they are part of a consignment/container that contains target high-risk and target-risk goods.
Treatment options for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
DAFF will continue to accept three treatments for BMSB-affected goods. Dosage rates are available from your Magellan Customs team.
- Methyl Bromide
- Sulfuryl Fluoride
- Heat Treatment
Valid treatment certificates with consignment links (e.g. Bill of Lading no., container no., commercial invoice no etc.) must be provided as evidence of offshore treatment.
Offshore treatment providers approved by DAFF may only carry out the treatment.
BMSB sealing declarations
Sealing declarations, completed and signed by either the exporter, freight forwarder, or shipping company at the port of origin, are required in the following circumstances:
- Goods were containerised before 1 September but shipped after this date, or
- The Bill of Lading does not state the ‘shipped on board’ date (which is deemed the date of export)
- Goods were sealed inside a container within 120 hours of treatment occurring offshore (for treatments conducted before 1 December)
Please get in touch with me on 1300 651 888 or email@example.com, your Magellan Logistics Customs Broker or Client Services Representative, should you have further questions regarding Brown Marmorated Stink Bug 2022/23.