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Seasonal measures for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)

Below are the 2021- 2022 season measures for BMSB. There are circumstances where goods may not be subject to seasonal measures. Please reach out to the team at Speedmark Australia for more details.

BMSB seasonal measures will apply to targeted goods manufactured and shipped from target risk countries, that have been shipped between 1 September 2021 and 30 April 2022 (inclusive), and to vessels that berth, load, or tranship from target risk countries within the 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.


Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Moldova, Macedonia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United States of America

In addition, the department continues to review the changing risk status of BMSB and will also be undertaking random onshore inspections on goods from other emerging risk countries to verify pest absence in goods.The following countries have been identified as emerging risk countries for the 2021-22 BMSB risk season and may be selected for a random onshore inspection: Belarus, Malta, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Chile.


Targeted goods manufactured or shipped from Targeted Risk Countries that are shipped as breakbulk or open top and flat racks are to be treated by a registered offshore treatment provider under the BMSB Offshore Treatment Providers Scheme

Containerised goods (FCL, FCX)

Containerised cargo arriving in sealed six hard sided containers with target high risk goods can be treated offshore, or onshore at the container level.

Containerised goods shipped as Less than Container Load (LCL) consignments and Freight of all Kinds (FAK) containers

LCL and FAK containers with target high risk goods will be managed at the container level for BMSB risk prior to deconsolidation. Once these have been managed, the consignments within these containers will be processed at the Full Import Declaration (FID) level for all other biosecurity intervention (if applicable).

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.


Targeted high-risk goods shipped from targeted risk countries require mandatory treatment

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

93 – Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof


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.

25 – Salt; sulphur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement

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

31 – Fertilisers

38 – Miscellaneous chemical products

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

40 – Rubber and articles thereof

46 – Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials, basket ware and wickerwork

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

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