The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry have finalised the seasonal measures for the 2022-23 high risk season. Effective sailing on or after the 1st September 2022, all target high risk cargo manufactured in or shipped from target risk countries must be treated by an approved treatment provider. Full listing of countries and commodities are listed below.
BMSB Season 2022-23 starts on the 1st September 2022 and will end on the 30th April 2023.
Full details of the notice can also be found here
The measures remain consistent with the 2021-22 BMSB risk season with the addition of China as an emerging risk country.
For the 2022-23 BMSB risk season, measures will apply to:
The BMSB risk season is for goods that have been shipped between 1 September 2022 and 30 April 2023 (inclusive), and Vessels that berth, load or tranship from target risk countries within the same period. Goods must be treated for BMSB if exported between 1 September 2022 and 30 April 2023 (inclusive).
The following countries have been categorised as target risk and will require mandatory treatment for BMSB:
•Albania •Andorra •Armenia •Austria •Azerbaijan •Belgium •Bosnia & Herzegovina •Bulgaria •Canada •Croatia •Czechia •France •Japan* •Georgia •Germany •Greece •Hungary •Italy •Kazakhstan •Kosovo •Liechtenstein •Luxembourg •Montenegro •Moldova •Netherlands •Poland •Portugal •Republic of North Macedonia •Romania •Russia •Serbia •Slovakia •Slovenia •Spain •Switzerland •Turkey •Ukraine •United States of America
* Japan (heightened vessel surveillance will be the only measure applied).
The following countries have been identified as emerging risk countries for the BMSB risk season and may be selected for a random onshore inspection:
• United Kingdom
China – random inspections will apply to goods shipped between 1 September to 31 December (inclusive)
United Kingdom – random inspections will apply to goods shipped between 1 December to 30 April (inclusive)
In addition to the target high risk goods on the following page, chapters 94 and 95 will also be subject to random inspections for emerging risk countries.
• 94 – Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; luminaires and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated name-plates and the like; prefabricated buildings
• 95 – Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof
Target high risk goods
Goods that fall within the following tariff classifications have been categorised as target high risk goods and will require mandatory treatment for BMSB risk.
Target high risk goods will need to be treated on container level. They cannot be fumigated as LCL.
Target risk goods
Goods that fall within the following tariff classifications have been categorised as target risk goods and are only subject to increased onshore intervention through random inspection. Mandatory treatment is not required.
For all other goods that are not categorised as target high risk and target risk goods, BMSB seasonal measures do not apply. However, if they are part of a container or consignment that contains target high risk or target risk goods, they will be subject to the measures.
For more details, please contact your local Customer Service Representative.
Avion International Australia Pty Ltd
Discovery Cove Industrial Estate
Unit 5/1801 Botany Road
Banksmeadow NSW 2019
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