DAWR Releases Updated Brown Marmorated Stink Bug 2018-2019 Season / Final Measures

Posted by Matt Schmitt on 8/15/18 5:00 PM

On August 9, 2018, the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) released an update to the final Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) seasonal measures for the 2018-2019 season.

The seasonal measures will apply to goods shipped from the below targeted countries on or between September 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019: USA, Italy, Germany, France, Greece, Russia, Hungary, Romania, Georgia, and Japan (heightened vessel surveillance only).

The seasonal measures include:

  • Mandatory off-shore treatment of certain break-bulk, open top or flat rack containers or as LCL/FAK consignments from targeted countries;

  • Mandatory on-shore treatment of certain FCX or FCL containers from targeted countries;

  • Target high risk goods covered in 25 HS code chapters;

  • Target risk goods covered by 14 HS code chapters;

  • Three approved treatment options: heat treatment, methyl bromide, and sulfuryl fluoride;

  • Treatments accepted by DAWR - approved treatment providers;

  • Defined treatment and documentation standards;

  • Defined non-compliance options and actions.

For further information regarding BMSB measures, DAWR directs questions to airandseacargo@agriculture.gov.au.


The DAWR biosecurity report may be found here:


Topics: Security, Australia, Seasonal, DAWR, BMSB

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