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2021/2022 Seasonal Measures for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)

ACA International has received advice from the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) on the release of the changes to the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) seasonal measures for the 2021-2022 season.

For the 2021-22 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 tranship from target risk countries

The 2021-22 BMSB season will be in effect for goods shipped between 1 September 2021 and 20 April 2022 (inclusive).

Target high risk goods shipped between 1 September 2021 and 30 April 2022 (inclusive) require mandatory treatment.

Target risk goods will not require mandatory treatment.  Target risk goods will however be subject to increased onshore intervention through random inspection.

A list of the goods subject to these measures is available on the DAWE  website -

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:

The list of target risk countries will now include Poland in addition to target risk countries identified for the 2020-21 BMSB risk season.

Emerging risk countries for the 2021-22 BMSB risk season include Belarus, Malta, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Chile (these will not be subject to treatment but may be selected for random onshore inspections).

Albania Georgia Portugal
Andorra Germany Republic of North Macedonia
Armenia Greece Romania
Austria Hungary Russia
Azerbaijan Italy Serbia
Belgium Kazakhstan Slovakia
Bosnia and Herzegovina Kosovo Slovenia
Bulgaria Liechtenstein Spain
Canada Luxembourg Switzerland
Croatia Montenegro Turkey
Czechia Moldova Ukraine
France Netherlands United States of America
Japan** Poland

** Note: For Japan heightened vessel surveillance will be the only measure applied

Further details are included in DAWE industry notice (160-2021: 2021-22 Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) seasonal measures) and their BMSB webpage.

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.