US and Canada issue Bulletin to combat Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) invasion

Overview

Due to high population levels of Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) and more AGM detections at US and Canadian ports as a result, a joint-bulletin is now issued by these authorities for vessel operators to take action in order to avoid such delays.

More AGM detections have been reported lately resulting in delayed entry to ports in the United States and Canada. According to reports received, this is due to high population levels of AGM in some countries regulated for AGM.

To combat this AGM invasion, the US and Canadian authorities have jointly issued a bulletin to advise vessel operators of what they can do to avoid potential delays at ports, bearing in mind that possessing a valid AGM certificate does not mean that the vessel cannot be ordered out of the port if AGM is detected.

Click here to read the joint-bulletin. Please also read BIMCO news piece of 27 June 2019 advising members of AGM dangers, precautions and usage of AGM clauses. 

 

Ai Cheng Foo-Nielsen
in Copenhagen, DK

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