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Anti-Dumping Commission

The Anti-Dumping Commission helps Australian industry by managing Australia’s anti-dumping and countervailing system. We investigate claims that dumped and subsidised imports have injured Australian industry.

The Commissioner

The Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission is Dr Bradley Armstrong PSM, who is an independent statutory office holder under the Customs Act 1901.  

Dr Armstrong reports directly to the Minister and is responsible for leading and directing the Commission’s work and exercising the powers of Commissioner under the Act.

Brad commenced as Commissioner on 19 February 2021. He has extensive experience in both the public service and the private sector – most recently he was Deputy Comptroller-General and Head of Customs at the Australian Border Force (ABF).

After beginning his career as an apprentice carpenter, Brad moved to corporate management and commercial banking.  He joined Government in 1999 and has broad experience as a senior diplomat, trade negotiator, policy maker, regulator and analyst.  In Government, he has worked for Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Treasury, the Office of National Intelligence, Home Affairs, the ABF, and he had a three-month Australian Federal Police secondment as a temporary federal agent.

Brad’s time in government and the private sector has included four long-term overseas assignments to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. From January 2015 to January 2018, he was posted to Australia’s largest embassy located in Jakarta, and was acting Deputy Ambassador over the last eight months of his posting. Brad is a fluent Indonesian speaker and has interpreted for, inter alia, two Australian Prime Ministers.

Brad has an Anthropology PhD from the Australian National University, a Monash University Graduate Diploma in Foreign Affairs and Trade, and a Social Sciences (First Class Honours) Degree with majors in Economics and Anthropology from Curtin University. 

In 2003, he was awarded a Public Service Medal for his efforts following the 2002 Bali bombings. 

Trade flow tracking: Trade Remedy Index

We track monthly volume and pricing trends of certain goods subject to anti-dumping measures. From this analysis, we prepare the Trade Remedy Index (TRINDEX), which provides graphical information on the trade flows of certain products subject to measures.

TRINDEX aims to make information available earlier so that those interacting with the anti-dumping system can make more informed decisions.

View our interactive TRINDEX publication.

Performance indicators

We use performance indicators on our cases and measures to monitor how well we meet our objectives, support operational improvement, and provide transparency.

We publish these indicators quarterly. You can read our March 2021 report 261KB PDF].

Previous reports

If you would like a Word version of any of these documents please email clientsupport@adcommission.gov.au

International Trade Remedies Forum

The International Trade Remedies Forum (ITRF) is a group of representatives from Australian manufacturers and producers, importers, unions and government agencies. The ITRF provides key users of the anti-dumping system the opportunity to advise government on how to improve anti-dumping legislation (Part XVB of the Customs Act 1901 and the Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Act 1975).

You can email any enquiries to the secretariat at ITRFsecretariat@adcommission.gov.au.

The meeting outcomes and action items are presented for endorsement by members at the following ITRF meeting. See the most recently endorsed outcomes and action items: 

Members of the ITRF

The Minister appoints members to the ITRF. The members of the ITRF are:

  • Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (Presiding Member)
  • Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Australian Council of Trade Unions
  • Australian Forest Products Association
  • Australian Industry Group
  • Australian Pork Limited
  • Australian Steel Association 
  • Australian Steel Institute
  • Automotive, Food, Metals, Engineering, Printing and Kindred Industries Union (known as the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union)
  • BlueScope Steel Limited
  • Capral Limited
  • Chemistry Australia 
  • Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union
  • Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Department of Home Affairs
  • Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
  • Food and Beverage Importers Association
  • Freight and Trade Alliance
  • InfraBuild
  • Law Council of Australia
  • National Farmers’ Federation
  • Oceania Glass
  • Rio Tinto
  • The Australian Workers’ Union

Client support and implementation service charter

We provide a single point of contact for general advisory and liaison services.

Read our Client support and implementation service charter.

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If you’re a small to medium enterprise you can access help from the International Trade Remedies Advisory Service

Last updated: 16 April 2021

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