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Australia and New Zealand - Fumigation Requirements against the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)

Please be advised that the Australian Department of Agriculture and the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries have issued revised measures and requirements regarding fumigation against the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB).

These regulations affect goods shipped between:

Europe/US (ETD September 1, 2020) and Australia (ETA May 31, 2021)
Europe/US (ETD September 1, 2020) and New Zealand (ETA April 30, 2021)

Accordingly, Goods from following countries are subject to "BMSB" seasonal measures:

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Czechia
  • France
  • Japan
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Kosovo
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Montenegro
  • Moldova
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United States of America

Note that fumigation is the responsibility of cargo interests. The requirement extends to cargo loaded in consolidated shipments as well as for full container loads. Cargo in Open Top, Flat rack or break bulk is mandatory to be fumigated at origin.

Break bulk cargo and special equipment being transshipped or transiting through affected countries will in certain cases also require fumigation. Please note it is your responsibility as a customer to ensure that all required measures as outlined by the Australian and New Zealand Governments are followed and for Break Bulk / Special cargo fumigation, certificates are lodged with our Customer Service Booking teams prior to shipments being sent to the terminal.

In case you may have questions regarding applicability of the rule to your specific cargo due for shipment, please contact the relevant Department of Agriculture in Australia or the Ministry for Primary Industries in New Zealand for clarification/ruling.

We also encourage you to visit the respective Australia and New Zealand governmental websites for detailed and up to date information on the respective cargo descriptions and treatment requirements.

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