Neolink Announcement – Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Seasonal Measures 2023 to 2024 – 30.8.23
Dear Valued Clients,
We hope this message finds you well.
As a trusted global freight forwarder serving Australian importers and exporters, we are committed to keeping you informed about critical updates affecting your shipments.
With the new season rapidly approaching, we want to ensure you are aware of the latest developments regarding the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) seasonal measures (all information below is also on the Department of Agriculture’s BMSB Resource Hub)
What's New for the 2023-2024 Season:
BMSB Seasonal Measures Overview:
BMSB Measures for Goods:
Treatment of Target High-Risk Goods:
Containerized Goods (FCL, FCX):
Break Bulk Goods:
LCL and FAK Containers:
Known Risk Pathways and Supply Chains:
Treatment in Australia and New Zealand:
Target Risk Countries:
The following countries are classified as target risk (as of 30.8.23):
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Japan (heightened vessel surveillance only).
Republic of North Macedonia
United States of America
The following countries have been identified as emerging risk countries for the -BMSB risk season and may be selected for a random onshore inspection:
United Kingdom and China
China – random inspections will apply to goods shipped between 1 September to 31 December (inclusive)
United Kingdom – random inspections will apply to goods shipped between 1 December to 30 April (inclusive)
In addition to the target high risk goods, chapters 39, 94 and 95 will be subject to random inspections for emerging risk countries only.
Emerging Risk Countries:
Emerging risk countries include the United Kingdom and China, with random inspections during specific timeframes.
Target Goods Subject to Measures:
Measures for Vessels:
Approved BMSB Treatment Options:
Three treatment options are available: Heat, Methyl Bromide, and Sulfuryl Fluoride. (BMSB Resource Hub Link for full list)
Treatment Minimum Standards:
Providers must adhere to minimum standards to ensure effective treatment.
Onshore and Offshore Treatment Providers:
Treatment providers in target risk countries must be registered and 'approved. (BMSB Resource Hub Link for full list)
Neolink does not have single set approach to BMSB Season for all of our customers, this is done on a customer-by-customer basis depending on the supply chain you run and as such we may present/recommend different solutions accordingly.
Our team will be proactively reaching out to customers that import from target risk countries and even countries that are emerging risk to warn of the challenges that may be incurred from random inspections during this period. We highly recommend to all of our customers that they allow for some time within their supply chains to account for either origin/destination fumigation and random inspections being incurred if your company imports commodities from countries that fall into any of the key categories above.
Neolink and all of our team members are here to work with you during this period and ensure your supply chains adhere to the government’s requirements, as well as limit as much as possible the disruption to your business.
If you have any questions surrounding the BMSB period, please feel free to contact your Customer Operations Coordinator or your Business Development Manager.
Neolink Marketing Team