Rules and Regulations

Fumigation requirements to Australia and New Zealand


CMA CGM informs its customers that in response to the rapid expansion of brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) throughout Europe and North America, Australia and New Zealand authorities have issued guidelines and instructions for the 2019//2020 high risk season (September 1st, 2019 to April 30th, 2020) to prevent infestations.


It is the responsibility of the customer with cargo subject to these restrictions to meet treatment and certification/reporting requirements for their cargo, categorized as either target high risk or target risk goods.


Target high risk cargos:

  • Breakbulk including vehicles, machinery and equipment
  • Bricks, tiles, ceramics, steel, stone, cement

Target risk cargos:

  • Chemicals, minerals, fertilizers
  • Wood pulp, printed matter, straw, cardboard, paper
  • Plastics, wadding, tyres

The following countries below have been categorized as target risk:

Albania Georgia Romania
Andorra Germany Russia
Armenia Greece Serbia
Austria Hungary Slovakia
Azerbaijan Italy Slovenia
Belgium Japan Switzerland
Bosnia & Herzegovina Kosovo Spain
Bulgaria Liechtenstein Turkey
Canada Luxembourg USA
Croatia Macedonia
Czech Republic Montenegro
France Netherlands
  • Any target high risk or target risk goods manufactured in or shipped from the target risk countries will be subject to BMSB seasonal measures.
  • Any vessel that berths at, loads or transships from the target risk countries also subject to BMSB seasonal measures.
  • Emerging risk countries will be monitored throughout the season. Target high risk and risk goods from these countries may be subject to random onshore inspections to verify freedom from BMSB contamination.

For all details on these requirements, please refer to the following dedicated websites and documents:

Australia: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/brown-marmorated-stink-bugs#what-are--the-target-risk-countries

New Zealand: https://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/importing/vehicles-and-machinery/requirement-documents-for-importing-vehicles-machinery-or-parts/brown-marmorated-stink-bug-requirements/#bmsb-measures

New Zealand specific requirements