24 January 2020
Who does this notice affect?
Clients in the import and shipping industries—including freight forwarders, importers and customs brokers.
What has changed?
Following the identification of critical non-compliance, the department and the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries have suspended Yakutlar Liman Hizmetleri Ilaclama Tas. San Ve Tic Ltd. Sti (Yakutlar) (AEI: TR4014SB) and Success Pest Control Sdn. Bhd. (MY0145MB) from the Offshore BMSB Treatment Providers Scheme. Success Pest Control (MY0145MB) has also been suspended from the Australian Fumigation Accreditation Scheme (AFAS).
Both companies will be listed as ‘suspended’ on the Offshore BMSB Treatment Providers Scheme’s List of BMSB Offshore Treatment Providers. Success Pest Control will also be listed as ‘suspended’ on the AFAS Offshore Methyl Bromide Treatment Providers List.
The companies are no longer permitted to perform treatments on Australian and New Zealand bound consignments. Consignments treated by the companies will be re-treated or exported on arrival. This decision is effective immediately and no allowance is made for goods in transit.
The suspension dates are published on the Summary of recent changes to the list of offshore BMSB treatment providers webpage. As per the department’s in-transit policy, all treatment certification issued by these treatment providers will be considered unacceptable from the date of the suspension, regardless of the treatment/issue date on the treatment certificate. This includes certification issued both before and after the change in their status.
Further detail on how different consignment types treated by a suspended BMSB treatment provider will be managed on arrival in Australia is provided on the Preparing to import goods during the 2019-20 BMSB season webpage.
For further information regarding the Offshore BMSB Treatment Provider Scheme suspensions and the in-transit policy, visit List of offshore BMSB treatment providers or contact BMSBtreatments@agriculture.gov.au. For further information regarding AFAS visit the Offshore methyl bromide treatment providers list or contact AFAS@agriculture.gov.au.