TFCA's CEO Mr Ferdie Kroon said today.
"We urge the ACCC to be thorough in their evaluation of the issue, as any major change in the industry must be in the best interest, and to the benefit of the entire supply chain and the communities that depend on the industry for their livelihoods," Mr Kroon
"These are questions coming from the little guys who plainly fear a monopoly being created in their industry," said Mr Kroon
" We need to understand fully how the proposed Gunns acquisition might impact the entire supply chain including contractors, private growers, farm foresters sawmillers, fibre exporters, and also other forestry companies who currently provide some healthy competitive tension," said Mr Kroon
"The ACCC is currently investigating the possibility of the Gunns
acquisition as imposing decreased competition in the Tasmanian forestry industry, and it is expected to release their findings some time soon."
"It's vital that all questions are now raised so as to bring to light any areas of concerns before it is too late," said Mr Kroon