As with last ‘season’ (2018-19) Germany remains one of 33 countries dubbed ‘Actionable Countries’ by MPI.
That’s to say Germany has a sizeable population of Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs, none of which we want to see here.
Overall the risk of an infestation arriving from Germany has been accessed as being less than say Italy.
MPI NZ Regulations (01st Sept 2019 – 30th April 2020) in respect to Germany, targets the commodities posing the most risk.
Top of the list are second-hand products.
These will need to be fumigated at origin, our agents’ terminal (pictured)
As you would appreciate ultimately MPI make any ruling.
Local MPI inspection upon arrival may also lead to shipments requiring fumigation.
Note: the same BMSB rules that apply to Germany are also in place from other major European countries, including: Spain, Switzerland, France, Austria, Turkey, Czech Republic, Netherlands etc.