Watchdog clamps down on false provenance claims

29 October 2018

Australia’s competition watchdog accused two firms of making false provenance claims, and has successfully taken one to court.

Ugg boots maker Ozwear Connection was penalised $25,200 by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for allegedly false country of origin claims. It has paid the fine.

ACCC said the firm had “created a false impression” that its Classic Ugg footwear was made in Australia when it was made in China.

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