On the 22nd of July 2019, the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) released new versions of the Import Health Standard for Vehicles, Machinery and Parts for the importation of these goods to New Zealand from the USA during the risk season (September 2019 to April 2020) for BMSB (Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs)
USA to N.Z this affects what MPI consider high-risk commodities only, travelling sea-freight e.g. vehicle & machinery spares.
We will work with our agents DGX on a case-by-case basis and employ fumigation requirements where necessary after consulting with the importer.
Fumigation requirements will begin with any vessel leaving on or after September 1, 2019.
The charges for fumigation of LCL shipments are USD $45.00 w/m with a Minimum of $200.00.
The fumigation process - if required - may also delay departure.
Note: Stink Bug Regulations differ country-to-country according to the perceived risk. This notice pertains solely to USA.