Dear Members,

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (the department) has implemented measures to manage the biosecurity risk posed during the 2018-2019 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) season (1 September 2018 until 30 April 2019). This has resulted in delays to import document processing due to the increased intervention required. This additional workload also corresponds to the peak importing season from October to January.

The high volumes that the department is experiencing is expected to continue until the end of March 2019.

The Department has just issued the following NEW Industry Advice Notice (IAN) 146-2018

Click to view full Notice: 146-2018 - Import document assessment delays