Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Season 2019|20 ** IMPORTANT PLEASE READ **

Please find enclosed advice from the NZ Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) which advises of important changes which will apply to the BMSB Season for 2019|20.

The 2019/20 BMSB season for New Zealand is from ETD 1st September 2019 to ETA 30th April 2020.

It is important that you read this notice if you are either of the following;

  • Importer of Vehicles, Machinery and Parts from BMSB Risk Countries
  • Importer of sea cargo from Italy

Please note that all risk cargo to New Zealand must be treated offshore and treatment must be carried out by MPI-Approved Offshore Treatment Provider.

MPI and The Australian Department of Agriculture (DAWR) have introduced a joint Offshore BMSB Treatment Providers Scheme. This scheme sets out the minimum registration and compliance requirements for treatment providers conducting BMSB treatment on goods bound for New Zealand during the 2019/20 BMSB risk season. Applications are now open for companies to become approved 2019/20 offshore BMSB treatment providers and as companies are accepted, the list of approved treatment providers will be updated.

Mondiale representatives at origin are in close contact with the treatment providers and will keep us informed of the options available in each country.

At this stage the costs/timeline involved in offshore treatment is still to be confirmed and we will update you further once we have more information to hand.

If you have any concerns or questions in the interim, please don’t hesitate to contact your Mondiale Representative.


Advisory to Industry

Advice to importers and exporters of vehicles, machinery, and parts from Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) risk countries, and sea containers from Italy.

On the 22nd of July 2019, the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) released new versions of the Import Health Standard for Vehicles, Machinery and Parts & the Import Health Standard for Sea Containers from All Countries.

Both Standards include major requirement changes for importing goods to New Zealand during the risk season (September to April) from BMSB risk countries. It is important for you as importers and exporters to know the changes before shipping to New Zealand.

Importing new or used vehicles, machinery and parts to New Zealand

What you need to know:

There have been 16 additional BMSB risk countries added to Schedule 3 – ‘Actionable countries for the management of BMSB.’ This takes the total number of countries being managed by MPI for BMSB risk to 33.

You must treat break-bulk and containerised goods before they arrive in New Zealand.

The treatment must be carried out by an MPI-Approved Offshore Treatment Provider. The list of providers is jointly maintained by MPI and the Department of Agriculture in Australia, and found on both websites.

All importers and exporters should familiarise themselves with the new standard when importing any vehicles, machinery or parts from any country, at any time of the year.



Importing sea containers from Italy to New Zealand

What you need to know:

You must treat all sea containers and cargo from Italy before they arrive in New Zealand.

The treatment must be carried out by an MPI-Approved Offshore Treatment Provider.

MPI has a treatment exemption for containerised cargo from Italy that is considered to be sensitive. Information on sensitive cargo can be found at the following link: Risk goods and cargo considered sensitive to treatment


Contact MPI

If you have any questions around BMSB management requirements for vehicles, machinery and parts, or management of your sea container from Italy please email

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