USA - New Zealand Stink Bug Season 2019/2020
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.
Full Container Rate Validity
There was a day when shipping-lines signed FCL contracts on a quarterly basis.
Now, no longer.
The best you’ll get today is 60 days.
That’s why generally our FCL quotations are valid for thirty days from the date of issue.
As outlined on our Terms of Trade.
Up-Date on Who Does What at Gateway?
Import Sea-Freight (except USA, U.K and Australia) & local club rugby reporter: Jackie
Import Sea-Freight U.K: Nicky, happy swapping recipes with you as well
Import Sea-Freight USA & Australia: Andrew, who is only too pleased to also be reminded just how bad Everton F.C are
Air-Freight Imports: Andrew
Export Air & Sea: Nicky
Courier Imports & Exports: Jackie
Customs Clearance LCL Sea-Freight: Aimee
Customs Clearance FCL Sea-Freight as well as Air-Freight: Rhonda our resident Vintage Car expert
Quotes, chats about mad-cap endurance events: Paul & Darron
Invoicing/Administration/Sporting Debates: Jamie
Date: Wednesday 07th August 2019.