09-2019 - Offshore Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Treatment Providers Scheme: reinstatement of Italian heat treatment providers

25 January 2019

Who does this notice affect?

Clients in the import and shipping industries—including freight forwarders, importers and customs brokers—associated with importing goods that require BMSB treatment during the BMSB risk season (goods shipped between 1 September 2018 and 30 April 2019 inclusive).

What has changed?

Following compliance assessments undertaken by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (department) of previously suspended BMSB heat treatment providers in Italy, the department has reinstated Nuova Cianidrica Srl (AEI: IT4002SB), La Spezia Container Terminal (AEI: IT4013SB) and Radit Srl (AEI: IT4006SB) to conduct BMSB Heat Treatments only. Radit Srl will not be reinstated to conduct BMSB Sulfuryl Fluoride Treatments. A pathway forward for this will be determined at a later date.

Offshore treatment providers

Nuova Cianidrica Srl (AEI: IT4002SB), La Spezia Container Terminal (AEI: IT4013SB) and Radit Srl (AEI: IT4006SB) will be reinstated and listed as ‘Acceptable’ on the Offshore BMSB Treatment Providers Scheme’s List of Treatment Providers and can perform BMSB heat treatments on Australian bound consignments.

Further information

For further information regarding Offshore BMSB Treatment Provider Scheme suspensions, acceptable Offshore BMSB Treatment Providers list and the in-transit policy, visit the department website contact BMSB treatments.