Labelling requirements for imported goods

When importing, you may need to label your imported goods in a certain way. This is in addition to the general labelling regulations set out by the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. There are two specific requirements for imported goods that you should consider:

Trade descriptions

The Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905 states that some goods can't be imported unless they are correctly labelled with the required trade description (a true description of the goods in English). To find out whether the goods you're importing need a trade description and the guidelines around them, see the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's information on commerce markings on imported goods.

Country of origin labelling

The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 prohibits you from making false or misleading claims about the place of origin of goods. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) country of origin page tells you how to use country of origin labelling and the regulations governing the 'Australian Made' logo.

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