DAWR – Measures for 2019-20 BMSB Risk Season Announced

​​Further to the item in last week’s AFIF Weekly News, DAWR has finalised the measures for 2019-20 BMSB risk season.

 For the 2019-20 BMSB risk season, measures will apply to:

  • certain goods manufactured in, or shipped from target risk countries, and/or
  • vessels that berth at, load or tranship from target risk countries

from 1 September 2019 and that arrive in Australian territory by 31 May 2020 (inclusive).

The department has also worked closely with the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries on the 2019-20 measures to ensure both Australia and New Zealand’s BMSB seasonal measures are consistent across the two counties where possible.

As with previous BMSB risk seasons, you must comply with these measures. Throughout the season we will continue to review these measures based on detections of BMSB and the risk pathways and make any necessary adjustments.

Details of the final seasonal measures for the 2019-20 BMSB season are outlined in the below link:

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/brown-marmorated-stink-bugs

 Containerised Goods Shipped as Less than Container Load (LCL) Consignments and Freight of all Kinds (FAK) Containers – Consolidators Note

Consolidators should be aware of the changes affecting consolidated FAK consolidations.

Master Consolidators are required to provide a declaration of the LCL and FAK container no less than five business days prior to the first port of arrival in Australia.

Master Consolidators will be required to declare to the department that the container:

  • has been treated offshore at the container level or all target high risk goods have been treated, or
  • is nominated for onshore treatment at the container level, or
  • does not contain any target high risk goods with supporting documents, or
  • is nominated to move to an Approved Arrangements site pending further information/reporting to be provided to the department.

Early reporting will enable timely movement of the container from the wharf, and:

  • if the container has been treated offshore, the container will be permitted to deconsolidate as per normal processes, or
  • if the container has been nominated for onshore treatment, the container will be permitted to move to an Approved Arrangement site for treatment at the container level.

DAWR – Full Extract of Notice - Containerised Goods Shipped as Less than Container Load (LCL) Consignments and Freight of all Kinds (FAK) Containers

  • LCL and FAK containers with target high risk goods will be managed at the container level for BMSB risk prior to deconsolidation. Once these have been managed, the consignments within these containers will be processed at the Full Import Declaration (FID) level for all other biosecurity intervention (if applicable).
  • Offshore treatment of LCL consignments and FAK containers with target high risk goods from target risk countries is preferred.
  • Onshore treatment of LCL consignments and FAK containers with target high risk goods from target risk countries will be permitted at the container level.
  • To assist in the timely management of LCL and FAK containers, Master Consolidators are required to provide a declaration of the LCL and FAK container no less than five business days prior to the first port of arrival in Australia.
  • Where voyage duration is less than five business days, Master Consolidators are encouraged to provide a declaration within 24 hours of embarkation.
  • Master Consolidators will be required to declare to the department that the container:
    • has been treated offshore at the container level or all target high risk goods have been treated, or
    • is nominated for onshore treatment at the container level, or
    • does not contain any target high risk goods with supporting documents, or
    • is nominated to move to an Approved Arrangements site pending further information/reporting to be provided to the department.
  • Early reporting will enable timely movement of the container from the wharf, and:
    • if the container has been treated offshore, the container will be permitted to deconsolidate as per normal processes, or
    • if the container has been nominated for onshore treatment, the container will be permitted to move to an Approved Arrangement site for treatment at the container level.
  • Reporting provided less than five business days may be subject to delays including having the container held at the wharf pending permission to move to an Approved Arrangement site for assessment of the container.
  • Deconsolidation or removal of goods will not be permitted prior to treatment. No exemptions for deconsolidation or segregation on arrival will be considered by the department.
  • Consideration must be given to ensure containers are packed in a manner that will enable effective onshore treatment at the container level where required, to avoid possible export of the container.
  • Where early reporting is not made or the Master Consolidator cannot identify and provide details of the consignments within the container (target high risk, target risk or no risk goods), the container will be held for assessment.
  • Assessment of containers that have not been reported early, or pending further information, will only commence after the Master Consolidator provides documentary evidence of all consignments within the container. These assessments will fall under a different client service charter.
  • Where the Master Consolidator is unable to provide evidence of all the consignments, the container may be held intact for up to 35 business days, or until evidence is provided that all FIDS are lodged and ready for assessment by the department to be either:
    • released and allowed to deconsolidate (if there are no target high risk goods), or
    • directed for onshore treatment at the container level (if there are target high risk goods), or
    • directed for export if treatment is not preferred (if there are target high risk goods).
  • If there is no contact or declaration made by the Master Consolidator of the container after 35 business days, the container will be directed for export.
  • Hubbed LCL and FAK containers will be managed for BMSB risk at the container level as if they have been shipped from a target risk country. This includes if a consignment within the container has a target risk country as the origin shipped country and has been hubbed through a non-target risk country. Deconsolidation of these containers for management at the consignment level will not be permitted.

Full DAWR Notice

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/brown-marmorated-stink-bugs

BMSB 2019-20 Seasonal Measures Information Sessions Next Week – Register

If you require further information or have questions, DAWR is holding BMSB 2019-20 Seasonal Measures Industry Information Sessions Next Week, in major capital cities

Registration details link -  

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/brown-marmorated-stink-bugs/information-sessions

 

Regards

AFIF Team