Important Import Advice

BMSB 2019/20 - UPDATE 1 - navigating your way through the department's web site

Freight and Trade Alliance (FTA) have been working with the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) to restore the link via their website to latest Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) information.

We are pleased to announce that the department has since created the following link http://www.agriculture.gov.au/bsmb-search

The link has all the relevant BMSM information in date issue order so members should easily access the latest information and keep their customers duly updated.

Members should also be aware that the department has today i(29 April 2019) issued Import Industry Advice Notice 57-2019 Titled “Preparation for the 2019-20 for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) risk season” http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/industry-advice/2019/57-2019

Click on the link within the notice http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/brown-marmorated-stink-bugs to see the latest updates as provided by the department:

  • The department held a series of industry information sessions in April 2019, in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth as well as a webinar on the proposed 2019-20 BMSB seasonal measures.
  • A proposed 2019-20 seasonal measures BMSB webpage has been published which provide further detail on the proposed measures as outlined at the information sessions.
  • The presentation used at the industry information sessions, factsheet and webinar are available for viewing and download on the proposed 2019-20 seasonal measures for BMSB webpage.

From here the link above proposed 2019-20 seasonal measures BMSB webpage provides commentary on the following menu items via drop down options, we suggest members take a look and continue to monitor these updates.

Easy access to the list of Target risk Countries, Target High Risk, Target Risk Goods, Approved Treatments along with the proposed changes etc for 2019/2020 etc