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Anti-dumping and countervailing system
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.
Anti-dumping cases, measures and notices
Information about anti-dumping cases and measures is published on this website.
You can view:
- current cases and their electronic public record (EPR)
- archived cases and their EPR
- Anti-Dumping Notices (ADNs)
- ADC measures in the dumping commodity register
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 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:
- Customs Act 1901 (Vol. 3 contains the majority of the Act's provisions relevant to anti-dumping)
- Customs Act 1901 – Instrument under Section 269SMS (Lodging and withdrawing anti-dumping applications) [656KB PDF] [78KB DOCX]
- Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Act 1975
- Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Regulation 2013 (Methods of working out interim dumping duty)
- Customs Regulation 2015
- Customs Regulation (International Obligations) 2015
- Customs Administration Act 1985
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:
- Ministerial direction on material injury 2012 [632KB PDF] [92KB DOCX]
- Customs (Extension of Time and Non-cooperation) Direction 2015
- Customs (Preliminary Affirmative Determinations) Direction 2015
The Commission’s analysis is also informed by the Economic Framework for Injury and Causation Analysis [209KB] [96KB DOCX].
Australia’s anti-dumping system implements the following World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements:
- Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994
- Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures
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.
- Find out how to apply for anti-dumping measures
- Learn more about how we investigate claims
- Learn how importers and exporters can engage with the system
- Anti-Dumping Commission Disclaimer
Connect with us
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone 13 28 46 or +61 2 6213 6000
- Fax +61 3 8539 2499
- Write to us at GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2600
If you are a small or medium enterprise you can also seek guidance and support from the International Trade Remedies Advisory Service (ITRA) who operate independently from the Anti-Dumping Commission.
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Last updated: 8 December 2020
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