Auto Parts Recyclers
Association of Australia (APRAA)
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Global Automotive Recycling Associations sign historic Memorandum of Cooperation

MELBOURNE 16 September 2019: The Auto Recycling Associations of the Australia, United Kingdom, United States, and Malaysia have signed an historic agreement to increase collaboration, cooperation and communications to provide a united global voice for the Automotive Recycling Industry.

The Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) and the Auto Parts and Recycling Association of Australia (APRAA) initiated the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with other organisations as an outcome of an International Round table held earlier this year in the United Kingdom. The Auto Recycling Associations of Canada, New Zealand, Japan and others are currently considering becoming signatories to the MoU.

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Welcome to the Auto Parts and Recyclers Association of Australia (APRAA)

A National Industry Sector Committee of the Motor Trades Association of Australia
APRAA proactively represents, protects and advocates for the interests of Australian auto parts and recycling industry businesses and members of MTAA’s state and territory Motor Trades Associations and Automobile Chambers of Commerce. APRAA, through MTAA, seeks to work cooperatively with government agencies responsible for developing and applying policies with a view to encouraging greater recycling of suitable automotive products, managing end of vehicle life recycling requirements and development of businesses opportunities.

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Each year the MTAA and APRAA receive numerous concerns from auto parts recyclers about the behaviours of suppliers, buyers, businesses and Government. Commonly complaints concern businesses and individuals whoact unlawfully and don’t comply with environmental requirements. Complaints also highlightauto parts recyclers conducting business in the black economy and without the required licensing, accreditation and registration. In addition, auto parts recyclers are concerned that law abiding and legitimate businesses operate at a competitive disadvantage due to increasing costs of compliance. Furthermore, auto parts recyclers are concerned about the lack of Government enforcement capabilities and a lack of willingness to prosecute offenders.

MTAA and APRAA are collecting evidence to advocate to Government for increased action against illegal operators and seek examples from industry of businesses flouting Australian Law. Please use the link below to send to MTAA information regarding illegal business operators within the auto parts and recycling industry including:

  • The name of individual and businesses operating illegally.
  • Details of the activities they are engaged in.

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