Activity 2.1: Competitive marketplace

Main content area

This activity contributes to Purpose 2: Growing business investment and improving business capability. It is made up of policy development initiatives, interventions and projects that are intended to create a more competitive marketplace to achieve profitable and sustainable industry futures.

The department will work to deliver this activity through strategies such as:

  • providing high quality policy advice on emerging issues with a view to enhancing the global competitiveness of Australian businesses and industries, including: trade and international policy issues (including anti-dumping), business tax and finance, innovation policy, the digital economy and business simplification
  • providing an effective and efficient response to unfair trade practices through the implementation of trade remedies
  • delivering tangible benefits to Australia’s businesses in manufacturing, resources and services industries through further trade liberalisation
  • ensuring Australian businesses have full, fair and reasonable opportunity to participate in major capital investment projects and Commonwealth procurements through the administration of the Australian Jobs Act 2013 and Australian Industry Participation policy, including the implementation of a new Industry Capability Platform
  • assisting Standards Australia and the National Association of Testing authorities to participate in international standards development and testing procedures
  • making the Geocoded National Address File (G-NAF) available under open data terms, removing barriers to greater use of this high-value foundational spatial data, unlocking, and creating opportunities for innovation and productivity outcomes by the Australian community
  • providing upfront customs duty and GST exemptions on eligible imported goods that are intended for export
  • providing import duty concessions on certain imported raw materials and particular intermediate goods.

Performance measurement and assessment

Activity 2.1: Competitive marketplace

  • Improved market competitiveness
This table provides performance criteria and targets for the components that contribute to activity 2.1. The targets cover the period from 2018-19 to 2021-22

Contributing components

Performance criteria

2018–19 targets

2019–20 targets

2020–21 targets

2021–22 targets

Certain Inputs to Manufacture (CIM)

Number of new duty registrations

4

4

4

4

Total value of duty concessions to eligible firms ($’000)

4,000

4,000

4,000

4,000

Textile Clothing and Footwear—Register of Approved Occupational Clothing

Proportion of registrations within 30 days of complete information being provided (%)

90

90

90

90

Tradex

Number of active Tradex Order users

580

560

560

500

Total value of duty and/or tax concessions to eligible firms ($’000)

135,000

133,000

133,000

125,000

Geocoded National Address File (G-NAF)

Updated versions of the G-NAF are published via data.gov.au on a quarterly basis to enable greater use of high-value foundational spatial data by the Australian community

Support for Industry Service Organisations

Australian memberships of key international standardisation and accreditation bodies maintained

Anti-Dumping Commission

Proportion of Preliminary Affirmative Determination (PAD) reports, or status reports explaining that there are insufficient grounds to issue a PAD, made on or before day 60 of an anti-dumping / countervailing investigation (%)

100

100

100

100

Proportion of anti-dumping inquiries to the business.gov.au hotline and the client support area responded to within client service standards (%)

95

95

95

95

Strategic Policy

Providing high quality policy advice on emerging issues with a view to enhancing the global competitiveness of Australian businesses and industries, including: trade and international policy issues (including anti-dumping), business tax and finance, innovation policy, the digital economy and business simplification