There is only 15 days to go!
In preparation, please make sure your suppliers are aware of the new 2020/21 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug season requirements which have been published on the Department of Agriculture, Water & the Environment website.
Here is a link to our previous newsletter (14th of July) with all the information you need to know – https://www.tayper.com.au/49-days-to-go-2020-2021-bmsb-season/
In additional to our newsletter on the 14th of July there has been a few additions:
1. Kazakhstan has been added to the target risk countries list for the 2020/21 BMSB risk season. The updated list can be found via this link: https://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/brown-marmorated-stink-bugs#what-are-the-target-risk-countries
2. A list of approved Offshore Treatment providers has been updated on the Department’s website. The live list can be found via this link: https://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/brown-marmorated-stink-bugs/offshore-bmsb-treatment-providers-scheme/approved-list
Please ensure your suppliers and agents are aware of the BMSB requirements, especially in regard to packing / packaging, and the preference for goods to be treated offshore. This may assist to avoid any unnecessary delays / financial impacts during the upcoming season.
To stay up to date with the Industry updates, you can subscribe to receive newsletters in relation to the BMSB directly from the Department: https://subscribe.agriculture.gov.au/subscribe
Our friendly team are always here to provide guidance and advice should there be any doubt as to the requirements and what precaution should be taken to ensure the minimisation of additional costs (that will be substantial for failure to comply) and facilitation of the clearance process. We will continue to provide updates via our newsletter as they come to hand. If you have any queries regarding your future consignments, these can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org