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Register for khapra beetle treatment measures for sea containers (March 2021)
Effective from 19 March 2021
On 5 March 2021, we issued a BICON alert providing further detail on the new measures for sea containers to address the hitchhiking risk of khapra beetle. Under these new measures, target risk sea containers will need to be treated offshore. To assist you in meeting these new measures, we will be running information sessions on each of the approved treatment options.
Who does this notice affect?
Stakeholders in the import and shipping industries including: Vessel masters, freight forwarders, treatment providers, Biosecurity Industry Participants, importers, customs brokers, principal shipping agents and any other operators in the sea container supply and logistics chain.
To assist treatment providers in meeting the new khapra beetle requirements for the offshore treatment of target risk sea containers, we are running information sessions to provide more details on the different forms of treatments and how these changes will affect treatment providers. Please note that each session will cover a different form of treatment.
The information sessions are:
The information sessions will cover:
These sessions will also provide an opportunity for treatment providers to ask questions and seek technical advice from us.
Register to attend: https://khapra-containers-treatment-information-sessions.eventbrite.com.au
Why are these changes needed?
The actions are considered necessary because:
Australia currently has biosecurity requirements for many products that could be infested with khapra beetle. However, considering the emerging khapra risk associated with imported shipping containers, the department believes that the biosecurity requirements need to be expanded and strengthened to prevent a khapra beetle incursion.
For more information on the urgent actions visit:
Enquiries can be directed to 1800 900 090 or via email at email@example.com (please title the subject line of the email with ‘Plant Tier 2 – Khapra urgent actions’).
This Alert applies to the following Cases: