Anti-Dumping Commission

Supporting the Australian economy by remedying unfair international trade.

What we do

We investigate claims that dumped and subsidised imports have injured Australian industry.

Dumping generally occurs when a company exports a product into Australia at a price that is lower than the price charged in the country of manufacture.

Subsidisation is a financial benefit an exporter receives from a government. This subsidy may allow the exporter to sell their goods to Australia at a lower price.

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New or updated cases 

Commodity Case number Case type Sort descending Country Next milestone Last Updated
Ammonium nitrate 629
Continuation China, Sweden, Thailand SEF
Ammonium nitrate 565
Continuation Russia Reinvestigation
Railway wheels 632
Continuation China, France SEF
Aluminium extrusions 591
Continuation Malaysia, Vietnam Reinvestigation
Hot rolled structural steel sections 637
Continuation Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand SEF
Steel reinforcing bar 601
Continuation Greece, Indonesia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand Reinvestigation
Quenched and tempered steel plate 638
Continuation Finland, Japan, Sweden SEF
Steel pallet racking 617
Continuation China, Malaysia Final Report
Wind towers 621
Continuation China Final Report
PVC flat electric cables 626
Continuation China SEF

Accessing the system

For Australian industry

Anti-dumping and countervailing

An anti-dumping measure is an additional duty on dumped imports that have injured Australian industry. 

A countervailing measure is an additional duty on subsidised imports that have injured Australian industry. 

These measures (duties) are imposed by the minister on the recommendation of the commissioner. 

Apply for anti-dumping or countervailing duties (measures) 

How to lodge a submission in response to an anti-dumping or countervailing case  

Apply for an anti-circumvention inquiry  

Read the dumping and subsidy manual 

Material injury and causation

We can only recommend measures if material injury has been caused by dumped or subsidised imports. 

Material injury to Australian industry can include:

  • loss of sales, profits, market share and productivity
  • negative impacts to prices, cash flow, inventories, and employment. 

The injury must be greater than what normally occurs in the normal ebb and flow of business.

To decide if the imports have caused material injury, we examine the volume and price of the imports and their effect on Australian producers of like goods. 

We cannot recommend measures to address injury caused by something other than dumped or subsidised imports.

Find out how we investigate claims of dumped and subsidised goods 

Read anti-dumping and countervailing system key legislation, directions and policy


Anti-dumping reviews

Certain decisions of the minister and the Anti-Dumping Commissioner may be reviewed by the Anti-Dumping Review Panel. 

Applicants must apply in writing within 30 days of the notification of a reviewable decision.

Visit the Anti-Dumping Review Panel

Learn more about us

Anti-Dumping Commissioner
Brad leads and directs the Anti-Dumping Commission. He is responsible for exercising the powers of commissioner under the Customs Act 1901.

About the Anti-Dumping Commission

Learn more about us, including our performance indicators.

International Trade Remedy Forum (ITRF)

The ITRF gives key users of the anti-dumping system the opportunity to advise government on how to improve anti-dumping legislation.

How we investigate claims

Learn how we investigate claims made in applications for anti-dumping and countervailing duties or measures.

Anti-dumping and countervailing system key legislation, directions and policy

Find legislation, directions, guidance and policy that govern the Anti-Dumping Commission's operations.