As of 8 November 2018, the interim process for handling BMSB (Brown Marmorated Stink Bug) fumigation has changed in respect of LCL/FAK containers. FAK containers will now either have to prove that all shipments have been treated offshore (or do not require treatment), otherwise if a container includes a Target High Risk shipment, the complete container will be directed for treatment upon arrival in Australia. If a shipment is treated offshore by a Quarantine-approved provider, that provider has the responsibility of sending the Fumigation Certificate to Biosecurity in Australia.

Target High Risk goods shipped in non-enclosed containers (Open Top, Flat Rack, Bolster) must be treated offshore prior to shipment. Goods shipped without treatment will be declined entry into Australia.

Target High Risk countries are:

  • United States of America
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • France
  • Russia
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Romania
  • Georgia
  • Japan (heightened vessel surveillance will be the only measure applied).


Target High Risk Goods:

36 – Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 74 – Copper and articles thereof 84 – Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
44 – Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 75 – Nickel and articles thereof 85 – Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
45 – Cork and articles of cork 76 – Aluminium and articles thereof 86 – Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds
57 – Carpets and other textile floor coverings 78 – Lead and articles thereof 87 – Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling-stock, and parts and accessories thereof
68 – Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 79 – Zinc and articles thereof 88 – Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
69 – Ceramic products – including sub chapters I and II 80 – Tin and articles thereof 89 – Ships, boats and floating structures
70 – Glass and glass ware 81 – Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 93 – Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof
72 – Iron and steel – including sub chapters I, II, III, IV 82 – Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal
73 – Articles of iron or steel 83 – Miscellaneous articles of base metals