The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) welcomes the opportunity to provide comment to the Senate Economics References Committee Inquiry into non-conforming products (NCPs) in the building sector.

Our member companies manufacture building and other products to Australia’s stringent regulations and standards for supplying into domestic markets in competition with significant and increasing amounts of imported wood products. The majority of these imported wood products are destined for use in the Australian building industry. A proportion of these imported wood products do not conform to Australia’s stringent regulations and standards resulting in an uneven playing field in the market and the products themselves being unsafe.

 

Submission to the Senate Economics References Committee Inquiry into nonconforming building products