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America to Australia Shipping – Seasonal fumigation guidelines

Posted on October 3rd, 2016

If your looking at moving freight via our America to Australia shipping services,  and New Zealand during the seasonal Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Season 2016/2017, the below guidelines and requirements need to be met.

For Cargo travelling via America to Australia Shipping methods, according to details released on the 75-2016 – Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Season 2016-17, The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has developed proposed measures to manage the 2016-17 seasonal risk of brown marmorated stink bug infestations in sea cargo shipped from the United States. The 2016-17 measures are largely the same as the 2015-16 measures, with season dates, treatments, and requirements for management of target goods unchanged.

There are some changes to the targeted goods. This is based on detections made and information gathered from surveillance conducted during the 2015-16 response. Before undertaking America to Australia Shipping review the 2016-17 targeted goods will:

  • include machinery parts shipped as break bulk (not containerised)
  • include machinery from additional tariffs
  • exclude lower risk goods such as small all-terrain vehicles, jet skis, canoes and buoys. AQIS Commodity codes will be created to assist with the exclusions of lower risk goods.

The final 2016-17 measures will remain in place for the entire season unless pest infestations are detected. Should this occur, the department may impose emergency requirements similar to those implemented during the 2014-15 season. The department is also monitoring the risk of brown marmorated stink bugs from other parts of the world and will develop measures if required.

The Season runs from 1stSeptember 2016 through to 30 April 2017 for america to australia shipping. Inclusive and the measures are applicable to Importers shipping Break bulk, boats, machinery, machinery parts, vehicles and containerised cargo from the United States.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Season 2016-17

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Season 2016-17

The measures will remain in place for cargo from America to Australia shipping for the entire season unless pest infestations are detected. Should this occur, the department may impose emergency requirements similar to those implemented during the 2014/2015 season. The department is also monitoring the risk of brown marmorated stink bugs from other parts of the world and will develop measures if required. Please check any current updates on the DAWR website here.

For cargo imported into New Zealand, the treatment continues as per current requirement. The treatment for NZ cargo is all the year around. Information for MPI requirements for importing of Vehicles and Machinery can be found here.