Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Season - starting based on origin ETD 1 Sept 2020 to arrival NZ 30 April 2021

Please find the below notice received from MPI regarding the changes to the Import Health Standard (IHS) and BMSB. Based on this information Mondiale will be working with origin offices to finalise the process and costs and will update you further on specific origins as information comes to hand. In the meantime if you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact your Mondiale Representative.

 

 

 

 17 August 2020

 Industry notification : Provisional release of Vehicles, Machinery and Parts (VMP) and  sea containers (SEACO)  import health standards.

MPI has provisionally finalised the Vehicles, Machinery and Parts Import Health Standard (VMP), which is planned to be replaced with a signed version prior to 1 September. Importers planning to export vehicles, machinery and parts on or after 1 September 2020 should prepare to comply with this Standard which will come into force on 1 September. Please note the below link will take you to the grey notification box which will provide the link and the messaging around the provisional  status of this import health standard.

The VMP provisional standard

Changes to the Vehicles, Machinery and Parts Import Health Standard (VMP)

1)       The current BMSB management exclusions for NEW smaller vehicle types remain in the Standard.

2)       Some NEW types of vehicles, machinery and parts are excluded from BMSB management requirements (treatment or system management) providing they are stored indoors and exported in a fully enclosed container and a signed manufacturer’s declaration is submitted before arrival. Exclusions will apply to the following commodities unless exported from Italy:

  • New Machinery (non drivable kind)
  • New Jet skis and Sea Scooters
  • New Tyres
  • New Vehicle and Machinery Parts
  • New Smaller Vehicle Types (including all-terrain vehicles (ATV), motorcycles, golf carts, go-karts, scooters, side by side (SxS) racers/vehicles, snow mobiles, quad bikes and tricycles).

Note: For the above please select the applicable Manufacturer’s Declaration which must be signed  and submitted before cargo is lodged to MPI:

Examples of the new manufacturer’s declarations

3)       Used small vehicle types (as listed above) exported from Japan will not require year-round mandatory system management. BMSB management requirements will apply instead.  

4)       Schedule 3 - BMSB Management changes:

  • Includes BMSB risk season dates as well BMSB risk countries (no longer stated under every commodity section).
  • Includes vehicles, machinery and parts that spend more than 5 days in a Schedule 3 country before export.
  • Includes the possibility for some vehicles, machinery and parts being excluded from BMSB management when sealed within a fully enclosed sea contained before 1 September and exported before 1 October of the same year, if evidence of the container sealing is provided (aligns with the Sea Container  Standard)
  • Kazakhstan, Moldova, Portugal, and Ukraine added to the Schedule 3 country list.

The updated  BMSB tool will shortly be made available and can be used by importers to check the necessary requirements.

Note: The tool may be offline at times during the updating process, however all requirements are stated in the IHS under each relevant commodity section.

BMSB tool

MPI has provisionally finalised the Import Health Standard for sea containers (SEACO)  from all countries, which is planned to be replaced with a signed version prior to 1 September. Importers planning to export sea containers on or after 1 September 2020 should prepare to comply with this Standard which will come into force on 1 September. Please note the below link will take you to the grey notification box which will provide the link and the messaging around the provisional  status of this import health standard.

Changes to the Import Health Standard for sea containers (SEACO)  

The sea container provisional standard

  • The use of the Quarantine Declaration in Schedule 2 will have a lead in period and come into force 1 February 2021. Until 1 February 2021 MPI will accept both forms of the Declaration.
  • Fully enclosed Sea containers from Italy sealed before 1 September and exported before 1 October of the same year are excluded from all BMSB management requirements if evidence of the container sealing is provided (aligns with the VMP Standard)

Note: Evidence of sealing containers:  MPI considers the  seal number and a date stamped photograph of sealing, clearly displaying the seal number, to be of sufficient evidence to satisfy the requirement (applicable to both SEACO and VMP). The seal number must be reconcilable on import documentation at the time of lodgement.   

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