Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Season

KTL Australia have just published this on the latest guidelines.

Sarah Woodrow

September 2, 2021


Updated 27/08/21- Taken from KTL Australia website.

Dear Valued Customers,

The Department of Agriculture have officially announced the Seasonal Measures for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Season for the 2021-22 period.

Effective from "Shipped on Board" date 1st September 2021 until 30th April 2022 inclusive, cargo that is classified as Target Risk that is shipped from Target Risk Countries will be require mandatory treatment as outlined below.

The following changes have been made to the measures for 2021-22:

  • Poland is now identified as a Target Risk Country
  • Belarus, Malta, Sweden, United Kingdom & Chile have been identified as emerging risk countries and may be selected for random onshore inspection

Target Risk Countries:













Bosnia Herzegovina





Republic of North Macedonia







Japan (vessel surveillance)













United States of America

Target High Risk Commodities:

Goods that fall within the following tariff classifications have been categorised as target high risk goods and will require mandatory treatment for BMSB risk.

*removed * 36 - Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations

44 - Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal

45 - Cork and articles of cork

57 - Carpets and other textile floor coverings

68 - Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials

69 - Ceramic products – including sub chapters I and II

70 – Glass and glass ware

72 - Iron and steel - including sub chapters I, II, III, IV

73 - Articles of iron or steel

74 - Copper and articles thereof

75 - Nickel and articles thereof

76 - Aluminium and articles thereof

78 - Lead and articles thereof

79 - Zinc and articles thereof

80 - Tin and articles thereof

81 - Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof

82 - Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal

83 - Miscellaneous articles of base metals

84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles

86 - Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds

87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling-stock, and parts and accessories thereof

88 - Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof

89 - Ships, boats and floating structures

*removed* 93 - Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof

Target risk goods

Goods that fall within the following tariff classifications have been categorised as target risk goods and will not require mandatory treatment. Target risk goods will however be subject to increased onshore intervention through random inspection.

*removed* 25 - Salt; sulphur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement

*removed* 26 - Ores, slag and ash

27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes

28 - Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes - including sub chapters I, II, III, IV and V

29 - Organic chemicals - including sub chapters I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII and XIII

*removed* 31 - Fertilisers

38 - Miscellaneous chemical products

39 - Plastics and articles thereof - – including sub chapters I and II

40 - Rubber and articles thereof

*removed* 46 - Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials, basket ware and wickerwork

*removed* 47 - Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; recovered (waste and scrap) paper or paperboard

48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard

49 - Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans

56 - Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns; twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof

LCL Cargo:

LCL and FAK containers with target high risk goods will be managed at the container level for BMSB risk prior to deconsolidation. If you plan to move cargo via LCL that cannot be subject to heat treatment, Methyl Bromide or Sulfuryl Fluoride it is crucial that our team is aware to be able to instruct our suppliers not to load your cargo with goods subject to those measures. De-consolidation or segregation of goods will not be accepted once loaded into the container.

Air Cargo:

Due to detections of live BMSB in previous season, air cargo arriving between 1 September and 30 November 2021 (inclusive) from USA and Italy, containing target high risk chapters 84, 85, 86 and 87 will be subject to random verification inspections

Important Notes:

  • Treatment must be completed by Approved Treatment Providers. At current, the list of Approved Offshore Treatment Providers has not been published, however this will be distributed to our teams locally & globally and published HERE
  • Goods shipped in iso-tanks and as bulk-in-holds of cargo vessels are not subject to the measures
  • Target high risk goods subject to mandatory offshore treatment that arrive untreated or treated by an unapproved treatment provider in a target risk country, will be directed for export on arrival.
  • Where target high risk goods are packed and sealed in a six hard sided container in a target risk country prior to 1 September 2021, a sealing declaration will be accepted by the department. The goods must be shipped on board within 21 days of sealing and a Sealing Declaration must be supplied.
  • Containers that trans-ship target risk countries, that are not opened during trans-shipment will not be subject to the BMSB measures.


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