Reminder – BMSB Season has commenced

10th September, 2021

BMSB Measures apply to goods shipped between 1 September 2021 and 30 April 2022.

Target High Risk goods originating from or shipped from Target Risk countries as Breakbulk (including Open Top Containers), LCL or FAK are subject to mandatory offshore treatment by an approved treatment provider.

Target High Risk goods originating from or shipped from Target Risk countries as FCL are subject to mandatory treatment either offshore or onshore by an approved treatment provider. (Offshore treatment is encouraged).

Explosives & Arms and Ammunition have been removed as Target High Risk goods while Poland has been added as a target Risk country.

Our experience over the past few BMSB seasons is that it’s the little things that get overlooked and end up incurring a lot of unnecessary wasted time and cost for importers and potential fumigation damage to other items included in the shipment. Things added into your shipments such as hand tools, razor blades, nail files and buffers, nuts & bolts, lamp bulbs, glassware and crockery, metal fittings just to name a few.

If you have any concerns, we strongly recommend that you send our customs department a copy of your purchase order BEFORE you send it to your supplier so that they can advise you of any potential issues. It could mean a small part of the order coming by air to save you time and money on the whole order being treated.

Our Customs Team can be reached on

For more details on BMSB 2021-22 Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) seasonal measures – Southern Cross Cargo (



 Southern Cross Cargo Pty Ltd

+61 7 3899 6466
Unit 4, 24-26 Ellerslie Road
Meadowbrook QLD 4131


Suite 23, 349-351 Kingsway
Caringbah NSW 2229


PO Box 245
Capalaba QLD 4157