By Andrea Dyson | Posted 19 August 2021

The Department of Agriculture has released measures for the 2021-22  Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)


They are basically pretty identical to last year.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug season countries affectedDuring the season, measures will apply to certain goods manufactured in or shipped from 37 Countries departing

1 September 2021 – 30 April 2022.

Please note, Poland has also been added to the list this year.

Goods that fall within the following tariff classifications are target high-risk goods and will require mandatory treatment for BMSB.

36 – Explosives; pyrotechnic products74 – Copper and articles thereof83 – Miscellaneous articles of base metals
44 – Wood and articles of wood75 – Nickel and articles thereof84 – Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
45 – Cork and articles of cork76 – Aluminum and articles thereof85 – Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof
57 – Carpets and other textile floor coverings78 – Lead and articles thereof86 – Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof
68 – Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials79 – Zinc and articles thereof87 – Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling-stock, and parts and accessories thereof
69 – Ceramic products80 – Tin and articles thereof88 – Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
70 – Glass and glass ware81 – Other base metals; cermet’s89 – Ships, boats and floating structures
72 – Iron and steel82 – Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal93 – Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof
73 – Articles of iron or steel

Please make sure your suppliers submit Declarations on time and accurately to avoid delays and/or heavy fines and additional costs.

A full list of the measures and Target Risk Countries are available on the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment website. It is strongly recommended all importers and your suppliers review this information.