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Australian Made Council compliance issues

A WAFMA member has approached the Australian Made Council regarding compliance issues associated with office chairs. A competitor’s chair is imported with only the upholstery (foam and fabric cover) being completed in Australia and yet supports an Australian Made swing tag.

Under the legislation governing the Australian Made Council a product must undergo it’s last substantial transformation in Australia to comply with Australian Consumer Law. The ACCC stated in a recent publication that “adding a fabric seat cover to an imported chair is not an example of substantial transformation.”

All we can say is to be a WAFMA member and use our logo the business must be owned and operated by West Australians with the furniture being locally made, utilising the local supply chain

where ever possible.


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