China Deemed an Emerging
As a result of live brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) detections by Bio-Security officers, the department will be adding China as an emerging risk country for the remainder of the 2021-22 BMSB season.
The BMSB season covers targeted goods which are shipped from the target risk countries (as sea cargo only) between 1 September 2021 and 30 April 2022 (inclusive) and as reflected on the Bill of Lading.
What are the changes as relating to China?
Effectively immediately, the Department have notified industry that increased “random inspections” will take place:
- Goods manufactured in, or shipped from China, and which have been shipped as FCL/FCX consignments. (The measures do not apply to goods sent as air freight, LCL sea freight or as break bulk or on open flat racks).
- Only goods from the following tariff chapters will be subject to these random inspections;
- Chapter 39 – Plastics and articles thereof
- Chapters 68, 69 and 70 – Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials, ceramic products, glass and glassware
- Ch 73 – Articles of iron or steel
- Ch 84 & 85 – Machinery, mechanical appliances and electrical equipment broadly.
- Ch 89 – Ships boats and floating structures
To review the full notice (as received from the Department) click here.
If you have any questions as to the impact this may have on your imports, please contact one of the team to discuss further.