03 September 2021
The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) season 2021-2022 has begun on 1st September. BIMCO provides the measures for this season introduced by countries for ships arriving from targeted "BMSB" countries.
06 May 2021
BIMCO provides up-to-date information on the Asian gypsy moth season (AGM) 2021.
23 October 2020
Argentina has just passed a resolution to enforce phytosanitary measures against Asian gypsy moth (AGM) for international ships arriving at Argentinian ports.
09 September 2020
For the new season beginning September 2020, New Zealand and Australia have introduced the measures to combat increasing spread of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMST) coming from targeted "BMST" countries which have now risen to 37 countries with the inclusion of Kazakhstan, Moldova, Portugal and Ukraine.
20 September 2019
For the new season beginning September 2019, New Zealand, Australia and Chile have introduced tougher rules to combat increasing spread of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMST) coming from targeted "BMST" countries.
27 June 2019
The Asian gypsy moth (AGM) flight season is just around the corner. BIMCO advises its members to pay attention to the possible consequences of calling at ports where the AGM is indigenous or established.
05 December 2018
New Zealand enforces strict biosecurity regulations and the latest 'victim' was a vehicle carrier ordered to leave New Zealand due to stink bug contamination.
03 September 2021
Seasonal measures introduced by Australia, New Zealand and Chile to combat brown marmorated stink bug risk.
31 August 2018
Seasonal measures introduced by Australia, New Zealand and Chile to combat marmorated stink bug risk.
04 May 2021
Regulations of wood packaging material in international trade are governed by the International Standards for Phytosanitary measures (ISPM) standard 15.