Applying for an anti-circumvention inquiry
Exporters and importers sometimes use circumvention as a trade strategy to avoid paying dumping or countervailing duties. You can apply for an anti-circumvention inquiry if you are part of the Australian industry producing like goods to those covered by the measures.
Circumvention activities include:
- assembly of parts in Australia
- assembly of parts in a third country
- export of goods through one or more third countries
- arrangements between exporters
- avoidance of the intended effect of duty
- slight modification of goods
Applying for an inquiry into the avoidance of intended effect of duty
If you are seeking an inquiry into the avoidance of the intended effect of duty, we suggest you read the Application for anti-circumvention inquiry guidelines [325KB PDF] [233KB DOCX] before submitting your application.
- Application for anti-circumvention: Avoidance of Intended Effect of Duty (B1257) [81KB PDF]
- Application for anti-circumvention: Avoidance of Intended Effect of Duty (B1257) [130KB DOCX]
Applying for an inquiry into all other types of circumvention activity
- Application for anti-circumvention inquiry: Application form (B1236) [80KB PDF]
- Application for anti-circumvention inquiry: Application form (B1236) [140KB DOCX]
Compliance with anti-dumping measures
The Australian Border Force (ABF) is responsible for collecting and enforcing anti-dumping measures.
To report any suspicious activities or apparent non-compliance, contact Border Watch.
Protocol for collaborative working arrangements between the Anti-Dumping Commission and the Department of Home Affairs
The Commission, Department of Home Affairs, including the ABF, have agreed to enhance the collaborative working arrangements between them to ensure there is an effective whole-of-government approach to monitoring potential non-compliance and circumvention of anti-dumping measures.
- The agencies will work together to monitor trade flows, assess the effectiveness of measures, and identify possible instances of non-compliance and circumvention of measures.
- The agencies will share information about potential instances of non-compliance and circumvention, including through Commission referrals of information about potential non-compliance matters to HA.
- The agencies will work together to identify opportunities to improve importers’ voluntary compliance with measures.
- The agencies will participate in training opportunities (including exploring new data analytic techniques) to develop greater capability and in-house expertise in relation to monitoring compliance and circumvention.
- As required, both agencies will contribute knowledge and expertise to support investigations, compliance activities and anti-circumvention inquiries (as relevant).
Further information about the ABF’s approach to compliance is available on its website.
- Learn how we investigate claims of dumped or subsidised goods
- Find out more about how importers and exporters can access the anti-dumping system
- Read the Dumping and Subsidy Manual
- Anti-Dumping Commission Disclaimer
Connect with us
- Email email@example.com
- Phone 13 28 46 or +61 2 6213 6000
- Fax +61 3 8539 2499
- Write to us at GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2600
Last updated: 30 April 2020
Content ID: 63614