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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Operational Agreement (OA) 



The BMSB Operational Agreement was first signed on 13 July 2017 and renewed OA was signed on 13 July 2023.  View the BMSB OA summary

The Parties will work together to achieve the following outcomes: 

  • Maintaining and enhancing on-going public, importer and tourist awareness activity that targets risk pathways
  • Successfully and rapidly detecting BMSB post border, eradicating any population(s) before BMSB can establish, and reducing the spread and establishment potential of any populations detected
  • Continuing to develop and improve Readiness and Response plans, including targeted research and development activities, that will measurably improve the ability to respond to a BMSB incursion 
  • Planning to reduce the impact of a BMSB incursion  
  • Developing transition plans and funding arrangements for long-term management of BMSB 
  • Enhancing the social license for BMSB response activities.

Signatories and the parties making up the BMSB Council are: 

Apples and Pears New Zealand Incorporated 

Kiwifruit Vine Health Incorporated

Vegetables New Zealand Incorporated

Tomatoes New Zealand Incorporated

Ministry for Primary Industries

Horticulture NZ (represented by Process Vegetables NZ) 

New Zealand Avocado Growers Association

New Zealand Winegrowers Incorporated

Seed and Grain Readiness and Response Incorporated 

Summerfruit NZ


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