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Fumigation requirements from Europe to Australia and New Zealand

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

These affect goods shipped from port (not inland) between

ETD Europe 1 September 2020 and ETA Australia 31 May 2021
ETD Europe 1 September 2020 and ETA New Zealand 30 April 2021

Goods from following countries are subject to BMSB seasonal measures:

Albania - Andorra - Armenia - Austria - Azerbaijan - Belgium - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Bulgaria - Croatia - Czech Republic - France - Georgia - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Italy - Kosovo - Liechtenstein - Luxembourg - Macedonia - Moldova* - Montenegro -Netherlands - Portugal* - Romania - Russia - Serbia - Slovakia - Slovenia - Switzerland - Spain - Turkey -Ukraine*

*highlighted countries Moldova, Portugal and Ukraine are considered as target risk countries for goods shipped to Australia only

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 tops, flat racks or break bulk is mandatory to be fumigated at origin for which a fumigation certificate is mandatory to be submitted by customers prior loading. In case fumigation certificate is not presented accordingly, related booked shipments will not be loaded.
Open tops, flat racks or break bulk loaded in non-target risk countries that is transshipped or transiting through target risk countries may also require fumigation.

Do you need more planning security and flexibility during the BMSB season? With Additional Freetime, you can easily buy time for container detention for a shipment and on top of the free days as per tariff - at a discount amount. Benefit from cost-transparent pricing and plan your shipments better in advance.

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Should you have questions regarding applicability of the rule to specific cargo that you may be shipping, please contact the relevant Department of Agriculture in Australia or the Ministry for Primary Industries in New Zealand for clarification/ruling.

Please visit the governmental websites, which describe effective treatments as well as affected cargo descriptions for each country in more detail:




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