The offshore treatment options, rates and minimum standards for the 2019-20 BMSB season have recently been released by the Department of Agriculture and can be found HERE.
There have been some changes from last season so please check that treatment providers are aware of any new requirements when applying treatments so they will be considered acceptable.
Please also note treatment providers that were registered under the approved offshore BMSB treatment providers scheme during the 2018-19 season must re-register and complete a renewal application for the 2019-20 season.
The Department of Agriculture has also just released details of newly approved offshore treatment providers for the 2019-20 BMSB season. The list will be updated as more treatment providers are approved. The renewal application and currently approved treatment providers list can be found HERE.
All consignments to be treated either offshore or onshore must be loaded with enough vacant space and separation between items to allow even distribution of hot air or fumigant gas throughout the container. Goods must be loaded off the floor of the container (i.e. on ISPM15 or plastic pallets) to provide free air space under the goods to prevent cooling influences from the ground and also have at least 30cm of free air space between the goods and the container roof. The Department of Agriculture has advised that containers not complying with the above will be considered unsuitable for BMSB treatment.
Please contact Sam Curro or your VISA representative if you require any further information.