165-2018 - Offshore Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Treatment Providers Scheme: treatment provider suspension: La Spezia Container Terminal (AEI: IT4013SB)
23 November 2018
Who does this notice affect?
Clients in the import and shipping industries—including freight forwarders, importers and customs brokers—associated with importing goods that require BMSB treatment during the BMSB risk season (goods shipped between 1 September 2018 and 30 April 2019 inclusive).
What has changed?
Following the detection of live BMSB in a treated consignment the department has suspended La Spezia Container Terminal (IT4013SB) from the Offshore BMSB Treatment Providers Scheme.
Offshore treatment providers
La Spezia Container Terminal (AEI: IT4013SB) will be listed as ‘suspended’ on the Offshore BMSB Treatment Providers Scheme’s List of Treatment Providers and may no longer perform BMSB treatments on Australian bound consignments. Any consignments fumigated by La Spezia Container Terminal (AEI: IT4013SB) will be re-treated or exported on arrival in Australia. This decision is effective immediately and no allowance is made for goods in transit.