The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has updated their mandatory measures to manage the seasonal risk of BMSB infestations in sea cargo shipped from the United States and Italy.
As per the conditions on their website, break bulk goods are not subject to a treatment window when shipped after 1 December and containerised goods are not subject to this condition if they remain seals intact.
• Break bulk goods treated before 1 December 2017 must undergo treatment within 96 hours of loading.
• Break bulk goods treated on or after 1 December 2017 are unlikely to become re-infested, so are not subject to a treatment window.
• Containerised goods sealed in the container immediately after treatment and arriving seals intact are not subject to a treatment window.