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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 Dale Seymour, who is an independent statutory office holder under the Customs Act 1901.  

Mr Seymour 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. Mr Seymour started as Commissioner on 19 August 2013 and was reappointed on 19 February 2018 for a three year term to end 18 February 2021.

Previous roles Mr Seymour has worked in include:

  • Deputy Secretary of the Victorian Departments of Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Environment and State and Regional Development 
  • Chief Commission Officer (statutory) of the Employee Relations Commission of Victoria (ERCV)
  • Director of Deloitte Access Economics
  • President of Wormser Energy (USA)

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.

You can read the 31 May 2019 TRINDEX report [4MB PDF] [20MB DOCX].

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 June 2019 report [1.53MB PDF]

Previous reports

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

Status of anti-dumping and countervailing actions

Each month we publish a report detailing the status of current anti-dumping and countervailing actions.

You can read our April 2019 report [498KB PDF]

Previous reports

If you would like a Word version of any of these document 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 from the most recent ITRF meetings are available below: 

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 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
  • CSR Limited
  • Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Department of Home Affairs
  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • Food and Beverage Importers Association
  • Law Council of Australia
  • Liberty Steel
  • National Farmers’ Federation
  • Rio Tinto
  • SPC Ardmona Operations Limited
  • Stoddart Group
  • The Australian Workers’ Union

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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: 17 July 2019

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