Anti-dumping reforms pass Lower House
The Federal Government has passed its anti-dumping reforms through the House of Representatives.
Minister for Justice Jason Clare said the Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping Imports) Bill (No. 2) 2011 implements key aspects of the Government’s reforms to Australia’s anti-dumping regime.
The reforms include:
- establish a new appeals process to replace the existing appeals mechanism established in the legislation;
- establish the International Trade Remedies Forum in legislation; and
- allow for multiple extensions to investigative timeframes of an investigation, review of measures, continuation inquiry or duty assessment to accommodate more complex matters or new information.
“These laws implement the advice of Australian industry and unions on ways to improve the application and appeals process,” Mr Clare said.
“They also comply with Australia’s obligations to the World Trade Organization and demonstrate the Government's commitment to international fair trade.”