Fumigation requirements for shipments to Australia and New Zealand

Hapag-Lloyd issued a notice advising that the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture and the New Zealand Governments Ministry of Primary Industries have issued revised measures regarding fumigation against the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug.

This takes effect as from September 1, 2019, running through to May 31, 2020, ex the U.S. and Canadian East and West coasts and US Gulf coast ports of loading.

The effective dates are based on the following criteria:

• Start date – Vessels arriving at USA or Canadian ports on or after September 1, 2019

• End date – Vessels arriving at Australia or New Zealand ports on or before May 31, 2020

Additional information is available on Hapag-Lloyd’ website.

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