61-2021: Sea container measures to protect against khapra beetle
12 April 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 shipping agents, and any other operators in the sea container supply and logistics chain.
What has changed?
Phase 6A of the khapra beetle urgent actions has commenced*. From today, all FCL/FCX sea containers where high-risk plant products are packed into the sea container in a khapra beetle target risk country must be treated offshore using a department approved treatment option.
To assist you in meeting these new requirements we have updated our website to include the following additional information.
- Final version of the Insecticide Treatment Methodology
- Change to the rate of the insecticide spray treatment option.
- The treatment rate is now 1 litre spray solution, with a concentration of 0.03% or above, per 20m2, applied as a coarse spray of 350 to 400 microns.
- AEI reporting and onshore assessment requirements infographics.
These updates can be found at: awe.gov.au/khapra-containers.
*Implementation of Phase 6A is being staggered. Changes to FCL/FCX containers destined for rural grain growing areas of Australia will commence in mid-2021.
For further information, see:
- BICON case: Khapra beetle sea container measures
- Sea container measures to protect against khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium)
- Urgent actions to protect against khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium)
- Khapra beetle bulletin
- questions and information related directly to offshore khapra beetle treatments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- all other enquiries regarding these measures, please phone 1800 900 090 or email email@example.com (please title the subject line of the email with ‘Plant Tier 2 – khapra urgent actions’).