3rd May, 2023
Conclusion of the 2022-23 BMSB Risk Season Announcement:
We would like to advise you that the 1st of May, marked the end of the 2022-23 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Risk Season! Cargo shipped on board or vessels departing from BMSB-identified target risk countries on or after the 1st of May 2023 will no longer be subject to the BMSB Seasonal Measures, including the Seasonal Pest Inspection (SPI) on arrival.
Target high-risk goods manufactured in or shipped from target-risk countries, that are shipped on board vessels between the 1st of September 2022 and the 30th of April 2023 are subject to BMSB measures on arrival, regardless of the arrival date.
Importers are reminded that it is their responsibility to continue to ensure that any goods imported are free of biosecurity risk material throughout the year, not just during periods of heightened seasonal measures.
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