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Applying for anti-dumping or countervailing duties

You need sufficient support from your industry to apply. You can apply through your industry association or a number of companies can submit information separately if there are confidentiality issues.

Before you apply

Before you submit your application we can provide a free document check to help ensure you have all necessary documentation. Read more about this service in the Pre-lodgment documentation check guidelines [85KB PDF] [132KB DOCX].

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.

How to apply

To apply for an anti-dumping or countervailing measure to be imposed, you need to use the approved form. You must also supply a non-confidential version of your application for the Public Record. 

Read about confidential information on Submissions to an anti-dumping or countervailing case.

We suggest you read the guidelines for applicants [1.0MB PDF] [198KB DOCX] before submitting your application.

Lodging an application form 

You can request to lodge electronically by emailing

You can lodge an application:

  • by emailing
  • by post:
    • Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission 
    • GPO Box 2013 
    • Canberra ACT 2601
  • by facsimile, dialling (03) 8539 2499

We take your data seriously. Applications and submissions with large files or attachments should be lodged through SigBox, our secure online lodgement platform. 

Email to arrange SigBox access. 

Examination process

Within 20 days we will examine your application and decide whether to reject it or start an investigation. 

We will determine if the application meets all the requirements of the form, and if there is an Australian industry currently producing like goods to the alleged dumped or subsidised goods. If the Commissioner decides there are reasonable grounds to publish a dumping or countervailing duty notice, we will start an investigation.

To help you understand how we examine applications you can read the Applicants instructions and guidelines for the examination of a formally lodged application [PDF 312KB] [DOCX 195KB].

Successful applications

If your application is successful you will be advised by the Commission that an investigation will be undertaken.

Applying to withdraw an application

If you decide to withdraw all or part of your application, you need to submit the withdrawal form:

After measures are imposed 

You may also apply for the continuation or review of measures.

Applying for the continuation of measures

Anti-dumping measures expire after five years. You can apply to continue the anti-dumping measures if you are either:

  • the original applicant for the measures
  • representing the whole or a portion of the Australian industry producing like goods to those covered by the measures

At least nine months before the measures expire, we will publish a notice inviting applications to continue the measures. If we haven’t received your application within 60 days of this notice being published the anti-dumping measure will expire on the specified expiry date.

We suggest you read the Application for continuation of measures guidelines [211KB PDF] [119KB DOCX] before submitting your application.

Applying for a review of measures

 If you believe levels of dumping or subsidies have changed since measures were imposed or last reviewed, you can apply to have the measures reviewed or revoked. 

If you want to apply for a review of anti-dumping measures 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.

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Last updated: 7 June 2021

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