FLIGHTED SPONGY MOTH COMPLEX (FSMC) is considered a major invasive environmental pest that can attack a wide variety of trees.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Canadian Food Inspect Agency (CFIA) had enacted regulations requiring the inspection for FSMC on June 2007 to avoid their infestation.
All commercial vessels intend to sail to North America that have visited high risk port(s) in regulated areas which were designated by both governments, during the breeding season of the FSMC, will be required for inspection and certification of free from FSMC.
The regulation provide that any vessels sail from regulated areas inspected by authorized organization before sailing are exempted from on board inspection at North American ports.
We ANCC are recognized by USDA and CFIA to enforce inspection and issue certificate.
New Zealand, Chile and Argentina are also reguesting for valid FSMC free certificate and vessels arriving in Australia will be inspected for free condition of FSMC.