Department of Agriculture and Water Resources as well as the Ministry for Primary Industries have finalized the seasonal measures for the 2020-21 BMSB risk season to prevent the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug from entering the Australian and New Zealand ecosystem.
For Australia these requirements apply to cargo shipped from origin as of September 1st, 2020 and will arrive in Australia until May 31st, 2021. For New Zealand these requirements apply to cargo shipped from origin as of September 1st, 2020 until April 30th, 2021.
All the containers will be treated with Sulfuryl Fluoride (SF). We have chosen this type of treatment prior to sailing, as treatment on arrival may result in significant delays in delivery of the goods for up to 4 weeks, as well as additional costs such as storage fees that may be incurred caused by the delay.
As a result, the following commodities can be accepted only on request:
– Food for human consumption (including beverages) and food additives
– Seeds for sowing
– Registered Pharmaceuticals
Costs for this fumigation will occur so please check with us and we will explain further.