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Australian Brown Memorated Stink Bug Season. 

(Annually, 1st September to 30th April)

Australian Biosecurity has strict measures to protect its agricultural and wildlife industries. The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) is a hitchhiking insect currently not present in Australia. These hitchhiking insects are often found hiding inside machinery, equipment, and shipping containers during the colder months. Stink bugs and other introduced insects, animals, and plant material diseases can damage and threaten Australia’s precious Agricultural and wildlife industries. 

With 38 risk countries on the BMSB list and the United Kingdom and China seemingly soon to follow, there is no escaping. Ocean cargo arriving in Australia from these 38 countries requires mandatory fumigation before entry. Certain loading types require fumigation at origin only, with no exceptions. Fines for rejected entry into Australia and re-exportation of unfumigated cargo at owner's costs are just a few of the potential penalties you can face for breaches to the regulations.  

Having a dedicated and experienced 4PL service specialist like Allyn International can help limit unnecessary headaches with regulations of these kinds. Allyn works closely with professional service providers, shippers, and quarantine entities to ensure the correct handling of your cargo and that unnecessary costs and delays are limited and well-advised. 

Having a dedicated and experienced 4PL is not only beneficial for BMSB season. Australia (and various other countries) also have strict regulations in place for wood packaging, container cleanliness (i.e., free from soil, bugs, seeds, and other high-risk organic material), and the import of any high-risk items such as all Animal and Plant products

More information can be found on this government website: Home - DAFF (

Contribution: Mieke Schot

About Allyn International

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