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Update on Brown Marmorated Stinkbug (BMSB)

BMSB Border Interventions

From 16 April 2016, MPI will reduce targeted interventions for Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs from ports in the USA and Italy. MPI supervised devans will still be required for freight where import entries have been lodged pre- 15th April 2016. For import entries lodged after 16th April 2016 the 1% sea container audits will resume.

The Import Health Standard requirements for vehicles, machinery and Tyres remains unaffected. The new measures in this Import Health Standard around new and used machinery ex USA and associated fumigation requirements remains in place.

Future Border Interventions:

MPI will be reviewing interventions for the high risk BMSB period for FCL and FAK containers in 2016/2017. Increased interventions for BMSB will most likely take effect again in September 2016 - April 2017.

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