DAWR - Register your interest in Attending the BMSB 2019-20 Season Industry Information Sessions                                                                                                                                                                         

AFIF attended the DAWR Industry Cargo Consultative Committee Meeting in Melbourne last week. An overview was provided on BMSB planning currently underway for the forthcoming BMSB season commencing in September 2019.

DAWR advised they would be holding BMSB 2019-20 Season Industry Information Sessions to outline the planning measures for next season.  

Following is a DAWR Notice to industry of the proposed dates of the information sessions and to register your interest to attend.  

IAN 43-2019 - 27 March 2019

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Who does this notice affect?

Stakeholders in the import and shipping industries—including vessel masters, freight forwarders, treatment providers, Biosecurity Industry Participants, importers, customs brokers and principle agents— associated with importing goods that require increased intervention during the  2019-20 BMSB risk season.

What has changed?

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is hosting a series of industry information sessions for the proposed 2019-20 BMSB seasonal measures. These measures will apply to certain goods shipped to Australia as sea cargo between 1 September 2019 and 30 April 2020 inclusive.

The industry information sessions will be held across Australia in early April 2019 and will include a webinar for those unable to attend in person. The sessions will be presented by senior representatives and provide detailed information on the 2019-20 BMSB seasonal measures for goods being imported, shipped or treated during the BMSB risk season. The sessions will also provide industry with the opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions about the proposed measures. 

Information Sessions

Industry members are invited to arrive from 8.30 am for registration, and welcome tea and coffee. Each session will run from 9:00 am to approximately 12:00 pm.  

City              Date                             Location
Brisbane      Tuesday  2 April           Novotel Brisbane Airport Hotel
Sydney        Thursday 4 April           Novotel Sydney Airport (Ex Mercure Sydney Airport)
Melbourne   Tuesday 9 April            Mantra Tullamarine Hotel
Perth            Wednesday 10 April    Crown Perth Convention Centre

Webinar Session

The department will host a webinar session on Friday 5 April 2019.

A full recording of the webinar will be made available after the event. Details on how to register for the webinar will be available soon.

Register for an information session  

You can register your interest to attend a BMSB industry information session on our website.

Further information

For further information regarding BMSB seasonal measures, visit our BMSB webpage.

DAWR IAN 43-2019 Web version

43-2019 - Register your interest in attending the Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) 2019-20 season Industry information sessions. 

AFIF recommends to members to attend the information session in your location or the webinar if you are able to do so.