If you believe you have experienced material injury from dumped or subsidised goods being imported into Australia, you can apply for anti-dumping and countervailing duties, which are also known as measures.
Find out more about dumping, subsidies and material injury.
The Anti-Dumping Commission investigates the claims in your application.
The investigation process starts with an application that has enough support from the Australian industry who produces ‘like’ goods to the exporter. The applicant provides information about the alleged dumped or subsidised goods and we have 20 days to decide if there are grounds to start an investigation.
When we start an investigation we will publish a non-confidential version of the application on the public record, and a public notice will be issued detailing:
We will seek relevant information from importers and exporters including import and export transactions. This information needs to be provided within 37 days from the start of the investigation.
The investigation may involve visits to the premises of importers and exporters for further investigation and verification of the information provided.
If we are seeking information from an importer we will gather information on areas such as volume, costs and selling prices of the imported product. Importers will have the chance to discuss the investigation and provide relevant information on the Australian market.
If the Minister decides that dumping or countervailing measures should be imposed, importers of the goods need to pay interim dumping or countervailing duties at the time of importation.
Under certain circumstances the Commissioner may terminate all or part of an investigation.
An extension of time to publish a SEF or provide a final report to the Minister may be granted in certain circumstances. You can find out more about this extension in the Statement of Principles – requests for extensions of time [233KB PDF] [38KB DOC].
Non-confidential information will be published on this website, including:
Find out more about confidential information in submissions to an anti-dumping or countervailing investigation.
Last updated: 7 June 2021
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