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Fumigation requirements to Australia

[ August 14, 2020   //   ]

CMA CGM informs its customers that in response to the rapid expansion of brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) throughout Europe and North America, Australia authorities have issued guidelines and instructions for the 2020/2021 high risk season (Sept. 1, 2019 to April 30th, 2020) to prevent infestations.

As with previous BMSB risk seasons, it is the responsibility of the customer with cargo subject to these restrictions to meet treatment and certification/reporting requirements for their cargo, categorized as either target high risk or target risk goods.

Target high risk cargos:
• Breakbulk including vehicles, machinery and equipment
• Bricks, tiles, ceramics, steel, stone, cement

Target risk cargos:
• Chemicals, minerals, fertilizers
• Wood pulp, printed matter, straw, cardboard, paper
• Plastics, wadding, tyres