The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has issued their latest Industry Advice Notice in relation to the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB). There have been some changes to the seasonal measures for the 21/22 risk season.
The list of target risk countries will now include Poland in addition to target risk countries identified for the 2020-21 BMSB risk season.
Emerging risk countries for the 2021-22 BMSB risk season include Belarus, Malta, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Chile.
For the 2021-22 BMSB risk season, measures will apply to:
- Certain goods manufactured in, or shipped from target risk countries, and/or
- Vessels that berth at, load, or transship from target risk countries
The measures apply to goods that have been shipped between 1 September 2021 and 30 April 2022 (inclusive) .
Target high risk goods shipped between 1 September 2021 and 30 April 2022 (inclusive) require mandatory treatment.
The BMSB seasonal measures are available on the BMSB webpage. If you have any questions or require further information — please contact ACF.
The ACF team
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