Reminder regarding Fumigation measures for Break Bulk and Containerised Vehicles from United States to Australia

Reminder regarding Fumigation measures for Break Bulk and Containerised Vehicles from United States to Australia

Carriers would like to remind customers that the fumigation requirements initiated by the Australian Department of Agriculture for all break bulk and containerised Vehicles (including Boats), Machinery, Automotive Parts, and Tires; from the US ports of Savannah and Baltimore into Australia, will be extended to all US ports into Australia effective 9 March 2015 onwards. For more details regarding this notification from the Australian Department of Agriculture, kindly see below:

As a result of significant interceptions in Australia of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys), the Australian Government Department of Agriculture has implemented a pre-shipment fumigation requirement on all break bulk and containerised vehicles (including boats), machinery, automotive parts, and tires moving from the United States to Australia. The.

This requirement initially covered all cargo departing from the U.S. East Coast ports and arriving in Australia from February 23rd onwards. This requirement will be extended to all U.S. ports for cargo arriving in Australia from 9 March 2015 onwards

All break bulk cargo including machinery, vehicles, vessels, and automotive parts and Containerised vehicles, machinery, automotive parts, and tires are required to be:

  • treated prior to shipping
  • accompanied by a certificate of efficacy outlining the treatment completed
  • Subject to on-arrival inspection as determined by the Department. 

Mandatory treatments must be applied to:

  • All break bulk vehicles (including boats), machinery, automotive parts within 72 hours prior to loading.
  • Containerised shipments of vehicles (including boats), machinery, automotive parts, and tires within 21 days prior to shipment providing containers are immediately sealed and arrive in Australia “seals intact”.