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Seasonal Measures for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug UPDATE 2

Further to ACA News published Monday 6 August, The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) have updated the measures for the upcoming Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) season which commences 1 September 2018.

The following tariff headings are considered ‘target high risk goods’ require mandatory offshore or onshore treatment when shipped as containerised cargo in sealed six sided containers, such as FCL (full container load), FCX (full container consolidated), LCL (less than container load) and FAK (freight of all kinds).

36 Explosives, pyrotechnics 74 Copper 84 Machinery
44 Wood 75 Nickel 85 Electrical machinery
45 Cork 76 Aluminium 86 Railway locos
57 Carpets 78 Lead 87 Vehicles
68 Stone, cement 79 Zinc 88 Aircraft
69 Ceramics 80 Tin 89 Ships
70 Glass 81 Base metals 93 Arms, ammunition
72 Steel, iron 82 Tools, cutlery
73 Steel articles 83 Base metal

The following tariff headings are considered ‘target risk goods’ will be subject to increased onshore intervention through random inspection and will be directed for onshore treatment if BMSB is detected.

25 Salt, minerals 31 Fertilisers 47 Wood pulp
26 Ores, slag, ash 38 Chemical products 48 Paper, cardboard
27 Fuel oils 39 Plastics 49 Printed matter
28 Inorganic chemicals 40 Tyres, rubber 56 Wadding, felt
29 Organic chemicals 46 Straw, basket ware


FCL/FCX/BCN destination treatment charges have been finalized and will be published in the next week, we are currently in the process of finalizing origin fumigation fees based on the various treatments available from approved sources.

To minimize clearance delays & congestion with onshore treatment providers, ACA strongly encourages all importers to seek treatment offshore when it is necessary.

LCL packing companies are still finalizing all treatment methods and costs, however all LCL companies have indicated LCL containers will be treated at origin not in Australia.