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Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (BMSB) - Proposed 2019-20 seasonal measures


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Proposed 2019/2020 seasonal measures for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)


In response to the rapid expansion of BMSB throughout Europe and North America, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has strengthened the seasonal measures to manage risk of BMSB from arriving in Australia for the 2019–20 risk season.

For the 2019–20 season, certain goods manufactured in, or shipped from target risk countries as sea cargo between 1 September 2019 and 30 April 2020 (inclusive), will be subject to BMSB requirements on arrival.

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: 

United States of America Czech Republic France
Canada Georgia Russia
Albania Germany Serbia
Andorra Greece Slovakia
Armenia Hungary Slovenia
Austria Italy Switzerland
Azerbaijan Kosovo Luxembourg
Belgium Liechtenstein Romania
Bosnia and Herzegovina Macedonia Spain
Bulgaria Montenegro Turkey
Croatia Netherlands  
Japan (heightened vessel surveillance will be the only measure applied).

Please make sure you contact your Fracht Australia experts if you require any further clarification or information.The full factsheet is available here:

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