Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) has issued Industry Advice Notice confirming the conclusion of the 2020-21 Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) Risk Season
On 1 June 2021, the department will cease it measures for the 2020-21 BMSB risk season.
Goods shipped or vessels departing from BMSB identified target risk countries on or after 1 May 2021, will no longer be subject to the BMSB seasonal measures including the Seasonal Pest Inspection (SPI) on arrival.
Good arriving in the first Australian port on or after 1 June 2021 will not be subject to BMSB Seasonal measures
Importers are reminded that it is their responsibility to continue to ensure that any goods imported, are free of biosecurity risk material throughout the year, not just during periods of heightened seasonal measures.
All vessel masters and agents are reminded of their obligation to continue to report all insect detections in pre arrival reporting.
Further information regarding the 2020-21 BMSB seasonal measures, can be found on the BMSB Webpage