Wool Processing

AWEX calls for wool classer code review submissions

Sheep Central, September 23, 2020

AUSTRALIA’S wool industry has just over a month to make submissions to the Australian Wool Exchange’s latest wool classing code of practice review.

AWEX has advised that the triennial review of the Code of Practice (Preparation of Australian Wool Clips: The Wool Classer) commenced and submissions must be received by AWEX by Friday 30 October 2020.

An online wool classer survey is also being conducted to provide AWEX with additional feedback on a range of topics.

In a member’s update, AWEX said wool classing is the first step in the wool processing pipeline and how wool is prepared determines its potential future use and the competition for each clip.

The Code of Practice is the recognised standard for the preparation of Australian wool and it reflects the expectations of buyers, wool manufacturers and retailers and provides valuable guidance to wool classers, wool growers and industry stakeholders.

AWEX said the comprehensive review will consider all issues and is open to submissions from all industry stakeholders. Outcomes of the review will be included in the 2022-24 Code of Practice and/or Rules of Registration.

Review submissions must be provided in writing and may raise items from the 2019-21 Code of Practice, the rules of registration, or any new wool classing-related topic.

AWEX said submissions must include the topic and a brief description of why this matter should be considered. Suggestions on how each issue might be addressed are also welcome.

All submissions must include the name and address of the author and must be received by AWEX by Friday 30th October 2020. Submissions will be treated in confidence. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Written submissions may be sent by post or email. Address submissions to Dr Kerry Hansford, AWEX, Code of Practice Review, Gate 4, Frederick St, Tottenham, Victoria, 3012. Dr Hansford’s email address is [email protected]



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