Australian Made Campaign compliance issues
Our president Michael D’Andrea has engaged with the Australian Made Campaign Ltd (AMCL) regarding compliance of locally upholstered and assembled imported office chairs. These chairs then are classified as “Australian made” under AMCL policy because a “substantial transformation” has taken place therefore the product is fundamentally different in identity .
Our president disagrees with AMCL policy and their definition of “substantial transformation” and “fundamentally different in identity” as the chair in question is over 80% Chinese made so in most Australians eyes is not Australian made.
We will keep members informed with the progress of this fundamentally important issue for local industry and the Australian public.