23 July 2021
Who does this notice affect?
Stakeholders in the import and shipping industries—including vessel masters, freight forwarders, treatment providers, Biosecurity Industry Participants, importers, customs brokers, principal agents and master consolidators—associated with importing goods that require increased intervention during the 2021-22 BMSB risk season
What has changed?
The department has published the seasonal measures for the 2021-22 BMSB risk season.
The list of target risk countries will now include Poland in addition to target risk countries identified for the 2020-21 BMSB risk season.
Emerging risk countries for the 2021-22 BMSB risk season include Belarus, Malta, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Chile.
For the 2021-22 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
The measures apply to goods that have been shipped between 1 September 2021 and 30 April 2022 (inclusive).
Target high risk goods shipped between 1 September 2021 and 30 April 2022 (inclusive) require mandatory treatment.
The BMSB seasonal measures are available on the BMSB webpage.
The department will be conducting industry information sessions late in August to provide further information. Notification of these industry information sessions will be via an Import Industry Advice Notice.