Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) 2019-20 season industry information sessions – Final seasonal measures

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  • The department has published the BMSB presentation, webinar and supporting materials from the June 2019 industry Information sessions.

​​The department has finalised the seasonal measures for the 2019-20 BMSB risk season.

For the 2019-20 BMSB risk season, measures will apply to:

  • certain goods manufactured in, or shipped from target risk countries, and/or
  • vessels that berth at, load or tranship from target risk countries

from 1 September 2019 and that arrive in Australian territory by 31 May 2020 (inclusive).

In preparation for the 2019-20 BMSB season, the department hosted a series of industry information sessions across Australia in April (on the proposed measures) and June 2019, including a webinar for those unable to attend a session in person on the final measures. Both information sessions were well received by industry with strong attendance recorded at all events.

The information sessions held in June provided further information on the final 2019-20 BMSB seasonal measures, for stakeholders including vessel masters, freight forwarders, treatment providers, Biosecurity Industry Participants, importers, customs brokers and principal agents associated with importing goods that require increased intervention during the 2019-20 BMSB risk season. The information sessions also provided industry with the opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions about the upcoming BMSB risk season.

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BMSB Industry information webinar 25 June 2019

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