Brown Marmorated Stink Bug 2018/19 Risk Season Update

Risk Season 1 September 2018 – 30 April 2019

Every year the department of agriculture review import conditions in time for the BMSB season, which begins in September each year. These bugs are not found in Australia and need to be kept out due to the severe impact it could have on our agricultural industries. They can arrive in Australia on cargo and containers shipped between September and April, coinciding with late autumn and winter in the Northern Hemisphere. The next BMSB risk season will see an expanded target list of countries including USA, Italy, Germany, France, Russia, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Georgia and Japan. Increased measures will include mandatory treatment and increased intervention before arrival into Australia.

Target high risk goods

  • break bulk, including vehicles, machinery, equipment and parts
  • bricks, tiles, ceramics, steel, stone and cement
  • goods likely to be stored in a manner that provides access for BMSB to overwinter.

Target risk goods

  • chemicals, chemical products, salt, minerals, fertilisers
  • plastics, wadding, tyres
  • wood pulp, printed matter, straw, paper, cardboard.

Please refer here for further information including;

  • Draft measures
  • Target risk countries
  • Target risk goods
  • Target high risk goods
  • Treatment options
  • Registering¬†offshore¬†treatment providers

For further information on the requirements, please contact ICAL on 1300 00 4225