ANNOUNCEMENT 24 Oct 2011In October 2011, the government of Australia announced changes to its trade defence rules.
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AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMS DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2011/52
Streamlining Policy Amendments to Customs Act - Tranche 1
On 20 October 2011 Australia announced changes in the application form to submit an application for review of anti-dumping measures. The changes are as follows:
Introduction of a time limit of 30 days for Ministerial decisions. This requirement is likely to fasten the antidumping decisions.
Expansion of considerations when determining material injury to other impacts on jobs (not only wages and number of employees), and to other impacts on investments (not only the ability to raise capital and the level of return on investment).
Making sure that Australia's antidumping decision making practices follow the guidelines of the WTO, bringing Australia in line with other countries.
Expansion the definition of "interested parties": include industry associations, unions and downstream industry members. This will provide a broader range of stakeholders with rights to participate in the antidumping investigations.