The DAWR (Dept of Agriculture & Water Resources) have now confirmed that sea containers with a shipped on board date of May 1st, 2018, or later, will no longer be subject to the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Legislation.

We understand that the BMSB issue is currently under review by the DAWR, and that as well as the probable re-instatement of the Legislation again from Italy later in the year, there is a possibility of a widening of the Legislation to cover additional markets in the future where the BMSB continues to pose a threat.