Sea freight: Australia implements new fumigation measures
- United States
This list of BMSB risk countries may be revised by Australian authorities at any time. Goods that have been produced in, or transshipped through, these countries must be treated accordingly. This provision applies only to sea freight shipments. Project cargos, as well as LCL shipments, must already have been treated in the country of origin. The Australian authorities define two categories of goods that must be treated: ‘target high risk’ and ‘target risk’. Treatment options include heat treatment, methyl bromide fumigation (prohibited within the EU), and sulfuryl fluoride fumigation. Any untreated target risk goods will be immediately returned by Australian authorities at the shipper's expense.
For more details, please follow this link: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/pests/brown-marmorated-stink-bugs
If you have any further questions, please contact your local DACHSER branch office.