Following the identification of critical non-compliance, the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment and the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries has suspended two Italian treatment providers from the Offshore Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Treatment Providers Scheme with effect from today, 21 December 2020:
- A.B.R.A.S SRL of Via Papini 7 Fidenza, Italy, 43036; and
- Centro Disinfestazione Livornse of Via G.B Guarini, 60 Livorno, 57121
The companiesare now isted as ‘suspended’ on the List of Offshore BMSB Treatment Providers. The companies may no longer perform treatments on Australian and New Zealand bound consignments. Any consignments treated by A.B.R.A.S SRL and Centro Disinfestazione Livornse will be re-treated or exported on arrival in Australia.
This decision is effective immediately and no allowance is made for goods in transit.
They join US treatment provider Fumigation Services & Supply Inc (Harrison) of 9107 Kilby Road, Harrison, Ohio, 45030 who were suspended on 27 November 2020.