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.