The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) have issued an Industry Advice Notice advising importers to expect delays created due to this year’s BMSB Stink Bug Season.

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/industry-advice/2018/116-2018

DAWR advises the reason for this is the expanded list of target risk countries combined with various local onshore restrictions.

Further DAWR advise the following to reduce impact on the borders in Australia:

  • Industry are strongly encouraged to have their target high risk goods treated by an approved OFFSHORE provider prior to arrival into Australia
  • Cargo reports and Full Import Declarations (FIDs) should be lodged accurately and as early as possible

Full details of the 2018/19 BMSB Seasonal Measure, including target countries, goods and treatment options are available on the departments website: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/pests/brown-marmorated-stink-bugs

At Navia Logistics we are here to assist you with all your importation requirements, if you would like to know more about this years BMSB season please do not hesitate to contact our office.