216-2019 - Offshore Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Treatment Providers Scheme: treatment provider suspension - National Fumigation & Termite Service (AEI: US4039SB)
13 December 2019
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 2019 that arrive in Australian territory by 31 May 2020 (inclusive)).
What has changed?
Following the identification of significant critical non-compliance, the department has suspended National Fumigation & Termite Service (AEI: US4039SB) from the Offshore BMSB Treatment Providers Scheme.
Offshore treatment provider?
National Fumigation & Termite Service (AEI: US4039SB) 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 bound consignments. Any consignments fumigated by National Fumigation & Termite Service (AEI: US4039SB) will be re-treated or exported on arrival in Australia. This decision is effective immediately and no allowance is made for goods in transit.
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.