With the commencement of the Brown Marmorated stink bug (BMSB) risk season today (1st September), ACA International would like to remind their clients of the below measures.
For the 2022-2023 BMSB risk season, measures will apply to:
- certain goods manufactured in, or shipped from target risk countries, and/or
- vessels that berth at, load, or tranship from target risk countries
The measures apply to goods that have been shipped between 1 September 2022 and 30 April 2023 (inclusive).
Target high risk goods shipped between 1 September 2022 and 30 April 2023 (inclusive) require mandatory treatment.
The following countries below have been categorised as target risk:
For a list of Target High risk goods and Target risk goods please click here:
The following countries have been identified as emerging risk countries for the 2022-2023 BMSB season and may be selected for a random onshore inspection: United Kingdom and China
- China – random inspections will apply to goods shipped between 1 September to 31 December (inclusive)
- United Kingdom – random inspections will apply to goods shipped between 1 December to 30 April (inclusive)
In addition to the target high risk goods, chapters 94 and 95 will be subject to random inspections for emerging risk countries.