In December last year, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced it would allow manufacturers and other industry stakeholders to collaborate on arrangements for the supply of AdBlue. Now it’s extended the temporary authorisation, in a move that has been welcomed by the Australian Trucking Association (ATA).
The ACCC first announced the move in response to the supply crisis that saw AdBlue stocks dwindle and prices skyrocket.
Since the temporary authorisation was granted, the ACCC says concerns about AdBlue supply have abated.
The ACCC has extended the temporary authorisation until December 1, 2022.
ATA chair David Smith says the ACCC’s decision is a victory for common sense.
“We applauded the ACCC’s temporary authorisation when it was granted in December last year and we now welcome the decision to extend it. We know that AdBlue has been a huge issue for our members and the temporary authorisation has made it easier to monitor AdBlue supply. Of course, it doesn’t resolve the longer term issues around sourcing AdBlue both domestically and internationally.”