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Mandatory Import Measures Introduced for Upcoming Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Season

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) has developed mandatory measures to manage the seasonal risk of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) infestations in sea cargo shipped from the United States and Italy.

Season Dates

The requirements are intended apply to target goods shipped from the United States and Italy between 1 September 2017 and 1 April 2018 inclusive.

Affected Origin Ports

The mandatory measures apply to target cargo shipped from all ports in the United States, as well as any European ports which load cargo manufactured or stored in Italy after the commencement of the season.


As per last year, new and used vehicles, vessels and high risk machinery and parts are the target cargo for the mandatory measures.

Mandatory Measures

Cleaning and other treatments are required depending upon whether the goods are new, used or shipped before or after December 2017.

Full details of the announcement and the applicable treatment methods are in the enclosed notice from DAWR. stink_bug_season.pdf

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact your customer service representative.