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LCL Export Customer Advisory 21-026 New Zealand BMSB

LCL Export Customer Advisory 21-026

New Zealand BMSB

Issue Date: August 10, 2021


CaroTrans has implemented the following Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) regulations effective immediately:


The New Zealand MPI has provisionally finalized the Import Health Standard for sea containers from the United States.




Shippers and forwarders should be guided by their consignees and consignees’ customs brokers as to the applicability of the regulation to their shipments. Due to the nature of the requirements, cost for noncompliance and the expense for onshore treatment in New Zealand will be for the account of the cargo owner and could be significant.


The regulation, in short, defines Target High Risk goods for the 2021/2022 season to include Vehicles, Machinery and Parts. Some types of New Vehicles, Machinery and Parts will be excluded from the BMSB management requirements providing they have never been used outside, they have been stored indoors since manufactured, and a signed Exclusion Form is provided.


The New Zealand BMSB Exclusion Form for New Vehicles, Machinery and Parts can be found here: https://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/dmsdocument/


Please be advised that CaroTrans will NOT be treating our consolidations from USA to New Zealand. For any shipments that are considered New Vehicles, Machinery and Parts, we will be asking that the shipper provides the BMSB Exclusion Form prior to origin cut off.


A completed BMSB Declaration Form will be required for all shipments. In the event that your shipment falls into a Target High Risk category and you are not able to provide a signed Exclusion Form, CaroTrans can provide an alternative routing option that will allow for fumigation at a transshipment point. Please reach out to your local CaroTrans office for information alternative routings.