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2020/2021 Seasonal Measures for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

ACA International has received advice from the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment on the release of the changes to the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) seasonal measures for the 2020-2021 season.

For the 2020-21 BMSB risk season, measures will apply to:

  • certain goods manufactured in, or shipped from target risk countries, and/or
  • vessels that berth at, load or transship from target risk countries

The 2020-21 BMSB season will be in effect for goods shipped from September 1, 2020 that arrive in Australian territory prior 31 May 2021(inclusive).

In order to provide clarity at season’s end, it is important to note that goods must be treated if exported between 1 September 2020 and 30 April 2021 inclusive.

Target Risk Countries

The following countries have been categorised as target risk. Any target high risk or target risk goods which are manufactured in, or shipped from these countries will be subject to BMSB seasonal measures:

Countries that have been added from the 2019/20 measures are in bold, the 3 additions being Portugal, Ukraine & Moldova.

 

United States of America

Czech Republic

France

Canada

Georgia

Russia

Albania

Germany

Serbia

Andorra

Greece

Slovakia

Armenia

Hungary

Slovenia

Austria

Italy

Switzerland

Azerbaijan

Kosovo

Luxembourg

Belgium

Liechtenstein

Romania

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Macedonia

Spain

Bulgaria

Montenegro

Turkey

Croatia     

 Portugal

 Ukraine

Japan (heightened vessel surveillance will be the only measure applied).

Moldova


The measures remain consistent with the measures of the 2019-20 Season details which we published in July last year (2019/2020 Seasonal Measures for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug).

We will bring you more information as it comes to hand. Please contact your ACA representative if you have any questions regarding the upcoming BMSB Season.