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If you are an importer or exporter, you can participate in the anti-dumping system.

Current investigations

If you have an interest in a dumping and countervailing investigation, you can participate by providing submissions and completing questionnaires.

At the start of an investigation we will indicate what information we need from importers and exporters. Our investigation will be aimed at gathering information on the volume, costs, and selling prices of imports, and understanding market conditions. 
This information needs to be provided within 37 days of the start of the investigation.

Commission staff may visit your premises for further investigation and to verify the information you provide. You will also be able to discuss the claims under investigation and provide information on the Australian market.

You can also make a submission to the Anti-Dumping Commission

Applying for measures to be reviewed or revoked

If you are an importer or exporter you can apply for a review or a revocation of an anti-dumping measure. You can apply if levels of dumping or subsidies have changed since measures were imposed, or measures are no longer needed. 

You can do this 12 months after publication of the original notice imposing measures, or the outcome of the last review. 

We suggest you read the Application for review/revocation of measures guidelines [303KB PDF] [121KB DOCX] before submitting your application or extension request.

Applying for an accelerated review of anti-dumping measures

You may be eligible for an accelerated review if you did not export the goods to Australia during the original investigation period. The application form contains further information about the requirements for an accelerated review. This form is for new exporters who want to apply for their own duty rate.

Applying for a duty assessment 

If you are an importer who has already paid interim duties, you can apply to have your final duties assessed by the Commission. 

You should use the duty assessment calculation spreadsheet [36KB XLSX] to assist you in preparing your application.

It is important you lodge your application well before the end of the six month period available for lodgement (we recommend at least one month early, but preferably longer). This will allow you to resubmit your application if it’s rejected. You can find out the time periods in the Dumping Commodity Register. 

The Commission cannot accept your duty assessment application if you don’t lodge a complete application in the required time period.

Before you submit your application we can provide a free document check to help ensure that you have all the necessary documentation. More information about this free service is available in the Pre-lodgment documentation check guidelines.

You can access information and support through an Anti-Dumping Commission client support officer. Email or phone 13 28 46 or +61 2 6213 6000.

Next steps

In addition to the application form, you may need to provide further verified information during the duty assessment process. We may also request a visit to your premises for on-site verification of information. 

It is likely the Commission will also require cooperation from the exporters you purchase from in the duty assessment process. When exporters do not cooperate this can make it more difficult to complete the duty assessment. 

If the final duty is less than the interim duty, the excess is refunded. If the final duty is more than the interim duty, the interim duty is treated as final duty and the balance waived. 

You can find more information about duty assessments in Chapter 37 of the Dumping and Subsidy Manual

Applying for an exemption inquiry

The Minister may exempt goods from anti-dumping measures if certain conditions have been met.

If you think goods you import should be exempt from anti-dumping measures you can apply for an exemption inquiry. After the investigation a report is provided to the Minister recommending whether an exemption should be granted.

We suggest you read the How to apply for an Exemption guidelines [492KB PDF] [122KB DOCX] before submitting your application.

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Last updated: 12 June 2019

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