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.
Information about anti-dumping cases and measures is published on this website.
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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.
We can only recommend measures if material injury has been caused by dumped or subsidised imports.
Material injury to Australian industry can include:
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.
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:
The Collection and Use of Information Policy explains how we collect and use the information required to perform our functions.
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:
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.
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.
Last updated: 24 September 2021
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