2 November 2018
Who does this notice affect?
Customs brokers lodging consignments in the ICS where Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) seasonal measures apply.
What is required?
The department has implemented BMSB seasonal measures for target high risk goods from target risk countries. The department has registered offshore BMSB treatment providers to facilitate the treatment of goods offshore prior to export to Australia.
Upon receipt of BMSB treatment certification customs brokers must enter the treatment provider’s AEI details into the ICS.
The AEI details must be entered against ALL target high risk goods lines in the consignment’s ICS entry.
By entering valid AEI details against ALL target high risk goods lines consignments will not be referred to the department unnecessarily. Full Import Declarations (FIDs) with valid AEI details entered against all high risk goods lines will then only be randomly referred to the department for verification.
Full details on customs broker AEI entry requirements are available at Offshore BMSB treatment providers scheme.
Enquiries regarding this requirement can also be forwarded to BMSB treatments.