It’s been recently reported in the media that due to a shortage in bromine, there has been a shortage of Methyl Bromide in Singapore, consequently leading to overseas treatment companies being unable to treat shipments for BMSB on their way to Australia. The main distributor of Methyl Bromide in Singapore does not expect the shortage to recover before March 2020. There have also been reports from industry bodies that this shortage is not specific to Singapore and is affecting supplies in other parts of the world.
Shipments may still be treated with Sulfuryl Fluoride, or Heat Treatment, to comply with the Department of Agriculture’s BMSB treatment requirements.
*** 4/2/20 Update. We have been advised that the Singapore Treatment Provider has now confirmed they have adequate supplies of MB, and have resumed full service capability.