Australian Made partners with AFPA to support Australia’s forest products

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The Australian Made Campaign (AMCL) is partnering with the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) to support the growth of Australia’s forest products industries.

AFPA is the peak national body for Australia’s forest, wood and paper products industry, representing the industry’s interests on the sustainable development and use of Australia’s forest, wood and paper products.

AMCL Chief Executive, Ben Lazzaro, said the partnership is a timely one, as it supports the growth of one of Australia’s most important manufacturing sectors.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, Australian renewable forest, wood and paper product manufacturers have been producing essential resources to keep Australia running,” said Mr Lazzaro “Products like toilet paper, tissues, medical and sanitary products, the cardboard used for food and beverage packaging, and wooden pallets used for distribution operations,” said Mr Lazzaro.

“These manufacturers and forest growers are fundamental to our economic success. They create jobs and are often leaders of innovation, creating essential Aussie products that are both renewable and of the highest quality, sought after here and overseas.”

AFPA Chief Executive Officer, Ross Hampton, said, “Australia’s forest products industries are exactly that, Australian. They use timber harvested sustainably from Australia’s native and plantation forests and use that to manufacture renewable products in Australia using local workforces, many of which are based in regional Australia.”

“Australia’s forest products industries is one of Australia’s largest manufacturing industries, with an annual turnover of around $25 billion, and we employ nearly 200,000 people both directly and indirectly. We’re proud of the renewable Aussie products we produce and this collaboration with Australian Made will help share and cement our place.”

Australian Made looks forward to supporting AFPA and its members with improved access to Australia’s most recognised, trusted and widely used country of origin symbol—the Australian Made logo. The third-party accreditation system ensures products that carry the logo are certified as ‘authentically Australian’.

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