Seasonal Export Fumigation for Australia and New Zealand against the Marmorated Bug


Dear valued Customer,

as you already know the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources as well as the Ministry for Primary Industries have finalized the seasonal measures for the 2019-20 BMSB risk season to prevent the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug from entering the Australian and New Zealand ecosystem.

For Australia these requirements apply to cargo shipped from origin as of September 1st, 2019 and will arrive in Australia until May 31st, 2020.

For New Zealand these requirements apply to cargo shipped from origin as of September 1st, 2019 until April 30th, 2020.

We would like to inform you herewith that as of September 1st, 2019, all our LCL Export containers for Australia and New Zealand will be treated with Sulfuryl Fluoride (SF).

We have chosen this type of treatment prior to sailing, as treatment on arrival may result in significant delays in delivery of the goods for up to 4 weeks, as well as additional costs such as storage fees that may be incurred caused by the delay.

As a result, the following commodities can be accepted in our LCL Export containers only on request:

- Food for human consumption (including beverages) and food additives

- Seeds for sowing

- Registered Pharmaceuticals

The costs for the fumigation of € 25,-w/m (Minimum € 25,-) will be charged to you and are part of the FOB Charges.

For treatment of shipments loaded via Rotterdam or Antwerp, the same conditions will apply, but charges will be different and on request.

For further information please contact your local SACO Shipping Team.

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