Stink bug season is almost upon us once more.
The Department of Agriculture has now finalised the treatment options for the 2019/2020 season so we felt it was worth sharing details of the season ahead.
The season ahead runs from 1 September 2019 through 31 May 2020 (inclusive). The dates refer to date of loading on board the exporting vessel.
The season now runs what is effectively three quarters of the year, so best we all understand and implement effective measures to avoid delays and additional costs. As you’ll see below in the case of boats, far worse outcomes can also apply.
The following weblink provides you with all the necessary information, including;
- Treatment options
- List of targeted commodities (high and low risk)
- List of targeted countries (the number has increased dramatically since last season!)
VERY IMPORTANT – To all of our boat importing clients – These goods are considered “high risk” by the Department and as such, require mandatory offshore treatment.
Any boat arriving in Australia which has not been treated before export “WILL” BE ORDERED BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR RE-EXPORT. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL APPARENTLY BE CONSIDERED.
It’s important to also note that in cases of containerised cargo (and where there is the opportunity for both offshore (prior to export) and onshore (post arrival) treatment), we would strongly encourage clients to ensure cargo is treated at origin.
The increased demand on local depot operators will no doubt come lengthy delays and hugely expensive costs. Best to avoid the ques.
We’re here to help in any way we can so don’t hesitate in contacting one of our team if you have any questions.
Phone: (07) 3900 5900