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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.

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.

Decisions of the Anti-Dumping Commission

Decisions made by the Anti-Dumping Commission are published on this website.

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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 duties are imposed by the Minister on the recommendation of the Commissioner. 

Find out how to apply for anti-dumping measures.

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.

The Commissioner

The Anti-Dumping Commission is led by a Commissioner who reports directly to the Minister. The Commissioner is responsible for leading and directing the work of the Commission and exercising the powers of the Commissioner under the Customs Act 1901.

Key legislation, directions and policy

We are governed by the following legislation:

The Dumping and Subsidy Manual provides additional information about how the Anti-Dumping Commission conducts cases.

The following Ministerial Directions have been made to the Commissioner:

We consider the Guidelines on Forms of Dumping Duties when determining the form of duties that we will recommend to the Minister.

The Commission’s analysis is also informed by the Economic Framework for Injury and Causation Analysis.

Australia’s anti-dumping system implements the following World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements:

Anti-Dumping Review Panel

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.

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Last updated: 14 May 2019

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