Conclusion of the 2023-24 BMSB Risk Season

Dear Valued Customers & Partners,

We wish to inform you about the conclusion of the 2023-24 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) risk season, as notified by the International Forwarders & Customs Brokers Association of Australia (IFCBAA).

Goods shipped on board or vessels departing from BMSB identified target risk countries on or after 1 May 2024 will no longer be subject to the BMSB seasonal measures, including 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 1 September 2023 and 30 April 2024, remain subject to BMSB measures on arrival regardless of the arrival date.

Master consolidator declarations will be required to be lodged for containers subject to Seasonal Pest holds that have been shipped on board between 1 September 2023 and 30 April 2024.

If your consignment has been shipped on board a vessel on or after 1 May 2024, a NIL RISK declaration is to be made.

AEPCOMM can continue to be utilised to facilitate the clearance of goods subject to the BMSB seasonal measures.

For goods shipped after 1 May 2024 (outside of the BMSB seasonal measures), AEPCOMM can be utilised to assess standard biosecurity measures. Accredited persons must refer to the Approved Commodities webpage and relevant BICON cases when undertaking assessments.

Should you have any queries or require further assistance regarding the conclusion of the BMSB risk season or any other matter related to your shipments, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated team, who will be more than happy to assist you.

Thank you for your continued trust and partnership.

SILA Imports / Export / Booking
T: (+61) 07 3908 1690

SILA Global Pty Ltd