DoA Update                    

Implementation of new and updated approved arrangement classes to support the 2019-20 BMSB risk season, effective 30 August 2019  

Further to the comprehensive update in yesterday's AFIF Weekly News  on BMSB 2019-20 Seasonal Measures commencing on Sunday 1 September, DoA has released - IAN 144-2019 Implementation of new and updated approved arrangement classes to support the 2019-20 BMSB risk season, effective 30 August 2019.

Who does this notice affect?

Industry stakeholders that are associated with imported goods subject to the department’s 2019-20 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) seasonal biosecurity risk measures. This notice is specifically relevant to Biosecurity Industry Participants (BIPs) holding approved arrangement (AA) class 4.1 heat treatment (site), approved arrangement sites authorised to receive, store and treat containers subject to the 2019-20 BMSB seasonal risk measures, and industry operators seeking departmental approval as a heat treatment provider.

Purpose

To advise industry of:

  1. implementation of the:
    1. new approved arrangement class 12.3 – heat treatment
    2. revised approved arrangement class 4.1 – heat treatment site
    3. new approved arrangement class 4.7 – secure unpack for treatment of seasonal biosecurity pests
  2. changes to existing class 4.1 approved arrangement conditions and how the department will manage these changes
  3. application process for existing approved arrangement sites seeking approval for class 4.1 where already approved for fumigation treatment to manage BMSB.

Full Notice:

144-2019 - Implementation of new and updated approved arrangement classes to support the 2019-20 BMSB risk season, effective 30 August 2019 (link) 

DoA has also released today the following Notices concerning cut flowers.  

143-2019 - Weekend diagnostics trial for cut flower imports starting in September   (link)  

142-2019 - Mandatory import permits for cut flowers from 1 September  (link)  

AFIF will keep members informed of developments.

Regards

AFIF Team