The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWR) have released an industry notice advising that as a result of the detection of live Brown Marmorated Stick Bugs (BMSB) in cargo arriving from China, China will be added as an emerging risk country for the remainder of the 2021-2022 BMSB risk season.
Increased random inspections will apply to the following goods:
39: Plastics and articles thereof.
68: Articles of Stone, Plaster, Cement, Asbestos, Mica or Similar Materials
69: Ceramic Products
70: Glass and Glassware
73: Articles of Iron and Steel
84: Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery and Mechanical Appliances, Parts thereof.
85: Electrical Machinery and Equipment and Parts Thereof, Sound Records and Reproducers, Television Image and Sound Records and Reproducers, and Parts and Accessories of Such Articles
89: Ships, Boats and Floating Structures
There are currently no changes to the existing China import requirements however, cargo will be randomly inspected up until the end of the season (30th April 2022).
If you wish to discuss these matters further, please do not hesitate to contact your SCORPION representative.
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