20 April 2021
Who does this notice affect?
What has changed?
Following the identification of critical non-compliance, the department and the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries has suspended Fumico Fumigations B.V. (NL4004SB) from the Offshore BMSB Treatment Providers Scheme.
The company will be listed as ‘suspended’ on the Offshore BMSB Treatment Providers Scheme’s List of BMSB Treatment Providers. The company may no longer perform treatments on Australian and New Zealand bound consignments. Any consignments treated by Fumico Fumigations B.V. (NL4004SB) will be re-treated or exported on arrival in Australia. This decision is effective immediately and no allowance is made for goods in transit.
The date of the suspension is 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 the treatment provider 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 the suspended treatment provider’s will be managed on arrival in Australia is provided on the Preparing to import goods during the 2020-21 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.