When the Anti-Dumping Commission opens a case we publish an Anti-Dumping Notice (ADN) on our website. This ADN will include an invitation to interested parties to lodge a submission. Interested parties include:
that have an interest in the case and want to make a comment or argument on the public record.
An Electronic Public Record (EPR) is created for each case. All information and documents related to the case are placed on the EPR.
If you are an interested party, you may refute, support, expand upon or reply to matters raised by other parties during the case or in response to a Commission’s report.
You should reference other submissions, or other information on the public record, using:
We recommend you provide evidence to support your views or assertions.
Your submission should use headings and subheadings for clarity and all pages should be numbered.
Any information provided must be available in both ‘OFFICIAL: Sensitive’ (i.e. confidential) and ‘Non-confidential’ (for public record) versions.
If your submission includes information that is confidential, or you feel the publication of this information would adversely affect your business or commercial interests, you must either:
All of our cases are conducted in a transparent manner to allow all interested parties to present their views. We won’t consider a submission where you haven’t provided a non-confidential summary or a statement of reasons as to why a non-confidential summary cannot be provided.
If necessary, sections of text that are confidential can be redacted for the EPR. It is your responsibility to ensure that the non-confidential version of the submission is correctly redacted (do not merely change the font to white or black out text with comment tools).
Details of any deleted or redacted text should appear in a bracketed summary following the redacted text. Such as:
Management accounts (e.g. income statements) can be extracted for individual operating segments, global business units, value centres etc. Accounts can be [redacted text] [Explanation of cost allocation].
If information is marked as non-confidential, the Commission will not be held responsible for the disclosure of this information.
You must lodge your submission by the date indicated on the relevant ADN or report.
In exceptional circumstances, we may grant extensions of time for making submissions. You must submit a request for an extension in writing before the deadline. We will publish a copy of the request for an extension on the EPR. If a request for an extension includes confidential information, you must submit a non-confidential version at the same time. Please contact the case manager as soon as possible if you are planning to seek an extension.
The amount of time you have to lodge your submission depends on the type of case.
There are two time periods for interested parties to make a submission:
• Up to 37 days from publication of an ADN advising the initiation of a case
• Up to 20 days from publication of the Statement of Essential Facts
The ADN announcing the accelerated review or exemption inquiry will include a closing date for submissions. Your submission needs to be received by that published date.
Last updated: 8 December 2020
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