WHO WE ARE |
Our aim is to encourage Australian consumers to avoid purchasing Chinese goods.
We are NOT anti – Chinese; the Chinese people are just ordinary men and women like us, looking to feed their kids and live their lives peacefully. It is aimed at the totalitarian Communist Chinese Government, in support of Australia’s farmers and exporters.
This Website is to encourage Australian consumers to avoid purchasing Chinese goods.
Already, there is a growing push for international companies to move their production away from China.
There is nothing preventing Australian consumers from exercising their rightful freedom of choice, when it comes to buying goods. One common excuse is “There isn’t any choice except to buy Chinese”. This is not correct – there are choices and this app aims to identify some of them. CHECK THE BOX. Another excuse is “What can one person do about it?” Well, it doesn’t have to be just one person, you can encourage others – but a drip on a rock will still make an impression.
Of course, it can be very difficult to sort out whether a product is actually Made in China (or PRC, which is the same thing), or assembled somewhere else from Chinese parts. We don’t have to be perfect, or feel guilty about buying Chinese, but every bit helps to put pressure on our Governments, importers, wholesalers etc to seek more alternatives.
ABS data for 2019 (pre – Covid) provides the following breakdown of Chinese imports into Australia:
|Electrical and electronic equipment||$13.0B|
|Machinery, nuclear reactors and boilers||$10.4B|
|Furniture, lighting signs, prefabricated buildings||$3.3B|
|Mineral fuels, oils, distillation products||$2.7B|
|Iron or Steel articles||$2.3B|
|Knitted & crocheted apparel||$2.1B|
|Toys, games, sports requisites||$1.8B|
|Vehicles, other than railway, tramway||$1.5B|
Annualised data for January to July 2020 (peak of Covid 19 in Australia), showed:
|Telecommunications and sound equipment (including mobile phones)||$9.2B|
|Office and ADP machinery (including laptops)||$8.8B|
|Electrical machinery and appliances (including washing machines, dryers)||$7.7B|
Together, these items accounted for almost one-third of Australia’s $80Billion imports from China. By October 2020, “Consumption Goods” were rated our second biggest import at $10.2Billion p.a.
This site does not aim to inform the purchase of services such as tourism, education and finance, which individuals are not generally in a position to influence. Instead, it specifically targets the purchase of consumer electrical and electronic goods and the intriguing area of motor vehicles, by decisions that we do determine. We have deliberately focussed on the most popular products sold within Australia in each category, to simplify the provision of information and the search process. No matter how it is broken down, there are some obvious target areas in the goods we all purchase, which this website aims to help you with.