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Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (BMSB) - Final Measures UPDATE


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Seasonal measures for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) - UPDATE 


Further to our news article covering this topic, published and circulated on 24.7.18, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources have released their “final” Measures for the upcoming BMSB season on their website:


The updated website has added a “Preparing to Import” guide for all importers. This page is very detailed and will answer any number of questions that may arise:


Treatment options and rates have also been clarified and include “Treatment minimum standards” which is very important.


It is imperative that only approved providers are used for offshore treatments. Approved offshore treatment providers can be found here:

Please note this list will be updated as the department add more approved treatment providers.



We understand that more updates to the BMSB webpage will be made later this week, including details for onshore management of goods and scenarios from queries that the department has been receiving from industry to assist importers and customs brokers before the season commences.

As usual, please make sure you contact your Fracht Australia experts if you require any further clarification or information.

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