List of offshore BMSB treatment providers
Treatment providers on the below list are registered under the Offshore BMSB Treatment Providers Scheme and have demonstrated their capacity to conduct BMSB treatments for the 2020-21 BMSB risk season. The list will be updated as required.
Summary of recent changes to the offshore treatment providers list
This list is referenced in section 48A of the Biosecurity (Prohibited and Conditionally Non-prohibited Goods) Determination 2016, section 43 of the Biosecurity (Prohibited and Conditionally Non-prohibited Goods—Christmas Island) Determination 2016, section 44 of the Biosecurity (Prohibited and Conditionally Non-prohibited Goods—Cocos (Keeling) Islands) Determination 2016, and section 43 of the Biosecurity (Prohibited and Conditionally Non-prohibited Goods—Norfolk Island) Determination 2016.
An offshore BMSB treatment provider has no current restrictions for conducting BMSB treatments on goods for export to Australia and/or New Zealand. Treatment certificates are accepted. Consignments are dealt with according to the relevant BMSB seasonal measures and/or import conditions.
An offshore BMSB treatment provider will be ‘suspended’ from the scheme if flawed treatment practices or fraudulent documentation are detected. A treatment provider may also be suspended if it fails a desk-top or on-site audit conducted by the department or the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Treatment certificates are not accepted from a treatment provider as of the date it is listed as 'suspended' on the department’s webpage and there is no allowance for goods in transit. Consignments must be either:
- re-treated on arrival (if permitted – see in In-transit Policy)
An offshore BMSB treatment provider may apply for ‘withdrawn’ status if it no longer wishes to participate in the scheme. Treatment certificates issued prior to the listed withdrawal date will be accepted. Treatment certificates issued on or after the withdrawal date will not be accepted. Consignments must be either:
- re-treated on arrival (if permitted)
Consignments or goods are classified as ‘in-transit’ when they have left the country of origin but have not yet been cleared through the border in Australia. When an offshore BMSB treatment provider is no longer considered ‘acceptable’, the department enacts its ‘in-transit’ policy.
Under this policy, all BMSB treatment certification issued by a treatment provider classified as ‘suspended’ will be considered unacceptable from the date the suspension is published on the department’s webpages, regardless of the date of treatment or date of issue on the certificate. This includes certification issued both before and after the change in their status.
Industry will be notified that a treatment provider has been classified as ‘suspended’ through an Industry Advice Notice (IAN) and a change of status published on this webpage and the Summary of recent changes to the offshore BMSB treatment providers webpage.
The date published on the department’s webpage is to notify industry that from this date the department no longer considers the identified treatment provider as performing effective treatments and will no longer accept any certification from these companies. It does not relate in any way to the date on the certificate.
Further detail on how different consignment types treated by a suspended treatment provider will be managed on arrival in Australia is provided on the Preparing to import goods during the 2020-21 BMSB season webpage.
AEI instructions for custom brokers
Each BMSB treatment provider approved under the scheme will be assigned an AEI. Further information for custom brokers on the use of AEIs in the Integrated Cargo System is provided on the AEI webpage.
The column titled treatment capabilities’ in the approved list of treatment providers details the types of goods that each company is capable of treating. This information has been provided by the individual company involved and may be subject to change. Where there is no treatment capability indicated, the treatment provider has not indicated their treatment capabilities to the department. This does not mean that the treatment provider is not capable of delivering treatments of this kind. You should confirm the treatment capability with the company concerned. The three categories included in the ‘treatment capabilities’ column correspond to the following descriptions:
- Containers: the company can treat containerised cargo at the whole container level
- Break bulk: the company can treat goods to be shipped as break bulk, in open top containers or on flat rack containers
- Individual goods: the company can treat individual goods using stack or chamber treatment methods.
- Indoor treatments: the company can conduct BMSB treatments indoors.
List of offshore BMSB treatment providers registered for the 2020-21 BMSB risk season
For further information regarding the Offshore BMSB Treatment Providers Scheme, please contact us at BMSB Treatments.