Preparation for the 2018-2019 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Risk Season

Preparation for the 2018-2019 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Risk Season
We would like to bring to your attention an update provided by Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarder’s Council of Australia (CBFCA), one of our leading Industry Bodies. Discussions between DAWR and CBFCA have resulted in a list of Emerging Risk Countries being issued as follows: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and Serbia The same advise also states that DAWR are also targeting other countries of concern...

Import Document Assessment Delays

Import Document Assessment Delays
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) has published a notice confirming delays that the import industry have been experiencing since the start of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) season on 1st September. DAWR now advise that due to the increased workload resulting from this year’s BMSB season they are unable to keep up with demand, and as such there are significant delays in documentation processing of newly lodged entries which

Preparation for the 2018-2019 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Risk Season

Preparation for the 2018-2019 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Risk Season
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 Austr