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“Made in Australia” claim clarification

The Federal Court has decided that adding imported ingredients to capsules in Australia does not allow the manufacturer to properly claim they are “Australian-made”. It rejected the Nature’s Care  company’s argument that their capsules were “substantially transformed” by the addition of imported fish oil and vitamins, to qualify them to apply the “Made in Australia” tag under their current licence.

The case is a good pointer for any business that markets “Made in Australia” souvenirs that feature imported components.