2023-24 BMSB Seasonal Measures

Dear Valued Clients,

DAFF has created a BMSB Frequently Asked Questions webpage to help guide us through this coming BMSB season.

BMSB seasonal measures will apply to targeted goods manufactured in or shipped from target risk countries, that have been shipped between 1 September and 30 April (inclusive), and to vessels that berth, load, or tranship from target risk countries within the same period.

Note: The shipped-on-board date, as indicated on the Ocean Bill of Lading, is the date used to determine when goods have been shipped. “Gate in” dates and times will not be accepted to determine when goods are shipped.

We continuously review the measures throughout the season and may make necessary adjustments based on detections of BMSB and changes in the risk pathways.

Read more here…

Important things to note this season:-

  • ‘Containerised’ means sealed 6-sided – OT (Open Tops) do not fall under this category.
  • It is preferred that shipments from BMSB Target risk countries/goods are treated offshore, rather than onshore to prevent avoidable delays and additional expenses.
  • Break Bulk, Flat Racks & OTs must be treated OFF shore in all instances and cannot/will not be approved to be treated onshore during BMSB season. These consignments will be ordered for re-export by DAFF at the Importer/Owners’ expense.
  • The offshore BMSB Treatment Provider web page has been updated for easier reference – we encourage our clients to please check this list for the most up-to-date details regarding approved offshore treatment providers.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our in-house customs broker, Nicoll Demo (+61) 07 3908 1690.

Thank you – SILA Global Team