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

Preparation for the 2018-2019 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Risk Season
Further to information we previously provided on BMSB 9th August 2018, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) have provided further information on the upcoming seasonal requirements. The 2018/19 BMSB season covers target commodities in sea freight consignments shipped from target countries between 1st September 2018 and 30th April 2019. Further information provided by DAWR now clarifies: LCL cargo can now be treated on arrival in A

Changes to Chinese Competent Authority Issuing Certificates

Changes to Chinese Competent Authority Issuing Certificates
The below affects all imports from China requiring Government Certification. The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) advise that the Chinese Government body responsible for the issuing of Official Government Certification changes are effective 21st August 2018. All Official Government Certificates will be: Issued by General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) Include all existing security featur

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 have received notification from Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) that will allow importers to start preparing for Brown Marmorated Stick Bug Season commencing September this year. At this stage, the import requirements to manage BMSB risk will continue to apply to goods of Italian origin and break bulk goods from the USA during the 2018-19 BMSB risk season. Extension of import requirements to additional countries is currently unde...