QUARANTINE MEASURES FOR THE 2018-2019 MARMORATED STINK BUG SEASON

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Dear Valued Client,

 

The new Quarantine requirements for the 2018-2019 Marmorated Stink Bug season have been released.

 

All goods shipped on or between 1st September 2018, and 30th April 2019, from the below countries, will be impacted.

 

These annual measures are becoming more substantial every year and cover a very broad range of goods.

 

If LMF is handling the forwarding on your shipments, we have already commenced making enquiries with our agents.

 

If your shipments are arranged by your suppliers, then you need to make them aware of these new requirements.

 

The following are considered "Target high risk goods":

 

HS CODE         DESCRIPTION            

CHAPTER

36                     Explosives, pyrotechnics

44                     Wood/Wooden articles

45                     Cork

57                     Carpets

68                     Stone, and cement articles

69                     Ceramic articles

70                     Glass/Glass articles

72                     Steel, iron

73                     Steel articles

74                     Copper

75                     Nickel

76                     Aluminium

78                     Lead

79                     Zinc

80                     Tin

81                     Base metals

82                     Tools, cutlery

83                     Base metal articles

84                     Machinery

85                     Electrical machinery of all kinds

86                     Railway locos

87                     Vehicles and spare parts

88                     Aircraft

89                     Ships

93                     Arms, ammunition

 

Any of the above goods shipped from the following countries, will be subject to these measures:

 

United States

Italy

Germany

France

Russia

Greece

Hungary

Romania

Georgia

 

There will also be increased random inspections of other goods from these countries.

 

At this stage the measures can be summarised as follows:

 

 

Shipping method

Requirement

Break bulk

Mandatory treatment required overseas prior to shipment.

Open top container

Mandatory treatment required overseas prior to shipment.

Flat racks

Mandatory treatment required overseas prior to shipment.

LCL

Mandatory treatment required overseas, prior to shipment.

 

(usually arranged by forwarder once loaded into the container)

FCL

Will require treatment either overseas, or  in Australia.

 

 

FCX

Will require treatment either overseas, or  in Australia.

 

 

It is important to note that only treatment providers that have been approved by

the Department of Agriculture will be acceptable. The following link shows the overseas companies that have been approved so far and will be updated continuously:

 

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/pests/brown-marmorated-stink-bugs/offshore-treatment-providers

 

 

Treatment options

- heat treatment

- methyl bromide fumigation

- sulfuryl fluoride fumigation

 

Re-export

There are provisions for the re export or destruction of target high risk goods requiring mandatory offshore treatment that arrive untreated, or treated by an unapproved treatment provider, at the cost of the importer.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Kind regards,

 

Dave Simmons

 

GENERAL MANAGER

INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS CONSULTANT


 
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