The draft Import Health Standard covers new measures to address various issues:
All used agricultural, forestry and horticultural vehicles or machines must be cleaned in the country of origin and certified as so;
All used cars and trucks from Japan (containerised or break-bulk) must be managed through an MPI-approved system;
An additional 14 European countries are included as Brown Marmorated Stink Bug risk countries where vehicles, machinery and equipment must be managed using one of the options specified.
MPI is consulting on the Draft Import Health Standard for Vehicles, Machinery and Equipment.
Consultation began on 5 December 2017 and ends on 29 January 2018.