none
none

AUSTRALIAN MADE CAMPAIGN SUPPORTS GST ON ONLINE IMPORTS UNDER $1000

28-07-2015
by 
in 

The Australian Made Campaign (AMAG) has welcomed a proposal to broaden the GST to cover overseas online transactions worth less than $1000.

The decision, which will be referred to a meeting of State and Territory Treasurers next month, will help level the playing field for local products competing with imports, says Australian Made Chief Executive, Ian Harrison.

“We congratulate all the Governments on arriving at this decision, which will remove a fundamental flaw in our tax system, whereby Australia has been effectively penalising our local retailers, and through that, our local manufacturers and producers,” Mr Harrison said.

“The positive ramifications for Australian producers and manufacturers and the retailers that stock their products will be tremendous if this goes ahead.”

The Australian Made Campaign is the not-for-profit organisation that administers and promotes Australia’s registered country-of-origin certification trade mark for all genuine Aussie products and produce.

The campaign has been calling for the abolition or reduction of the tax-free threshold since 2012.

Related news & editorials

  1. 20.02.2018
    20.02.2018
    by      In
    Thousands of visitors, exhibitors, and speakers from around the world are expected to attend National Manufacturing Week (NMW), to be held from 9th to 11th May 2018 at the Sydney Showground.
    With registrations now open, the free-to-attend event will offer unrivalled access to world-class speakers... Read More
  2. 20.02.2018
    20.02.2018
    by      In
    An in-depth analysis of the battery industry in Australia has shown that lithium totals a $2 trillion investment opportunity, and despite investment in other kinds of battery technology, Australia must act or be left behind in lithium tech. 
    The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC... Read More
  3. 20.02.2018
    20.02.2018
    by      In
    Lockheed Martin Australia has opened a new $12 million Lockheed Martin Australia House on the edge of Canberra’s Parliamentary Triangle. 
    The new office was opened by Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne, who said the company has cemented its ongoing commitment to Australia's defence industry... Read More
  4. 20.02.2018
    20.02.2018
    by      In
    Expressions of interest have now opened for trade works on the Osborne Naval Shipbuilding Precinct infrastructure project, promising up to 600 new construction jobs, and ongoing maintenance procedures. 
    Under the project, new facilities will be required to support the continuous build programs for... Read More