ASGA joins new retail battle group

The Australian Sporting Goods Association  is one of the  retail industry  groups which has teamed up to form the Australian Traders Group, designed to “confront regulatory issues confronting the sector.”

Austrlaian Traders Group includes the Australian Retailers Association (ARA), Australian Booksellers Association, Bicycle Industries Australia, Photo Marketing Association, Australian Music Association, Photo Imaging Council of Australia, Retail Cycle Traders Australia (Inc), Australian Toy Association, Franchise Council of Australia and Snowsports Industries of Australia.

It was formed following the success of the Fair Imports Alliance, which ran a campaign to put the low value threshold  on the political agenda and was a catalyst for the Productivity Commission report.

ARA executive director, Russell Zimmerman said that collectively the group represents tens of thousands of retailers and suppliers, all of whom are advocating and lobbying for change.

"The group is calling on the Government to remove remaining tariffs so Australian retailers can compete against overseas competitors, as well as lobbying to combat the surge in counterfeit products currently making it through Australian borders."



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