Australia's Anti-dumping and Countervailing System

Inquiry report

This inquiry report was released on 27 May 2010. The Commission thanks all those who contributed to the inquiry.

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Contents

  • Preliminaries
    • Cover, Copyright, Opportunity for further comment, Terms of reference, Contents, Abbreviations and explanations
  • Overview - including key points
  • Recommendations
  • Chapter 1 About the inquiry
    • 1.1 The Commission's terms of reference
    • 1.2 The Commission's approach
    • 1.3 A road map to the rest of the report
  • Chapter 2 The current anti-dumping system
    • 2.1 Overview of Australia's anti-dumping system
    • 2.2 How the anti-dumping system works
    • 2.3 Key concepts and definitions
    • 2.4 Related policies
    • 2.5 The international context
  • Chapter 3 Recent anti-dumping and countervailing activity
    • 3.1 Recent usage of the system
    • 3.2 Nature and form of measures
    • 3.3 Product and country incidence
    • 3.4 Magnitude of support
    • 3.5 Global perspective
  • Chapter 4 Should Australia retain an anti-dumping system?
    • 4.1 The benefits and costs of anti-dumping measures
    • 4.2 What is the net impact on resource use efficiency?
    • 4.3 Political economy considerations
    • 4.4 A modified system should be retained
    • 4.5 Deficiencies in the current system
  • Chapter 5 Refocussing the broad approach
    • 5.1 Promoting the public interest should be the goal
    • 5.2 A public interest test
    • 5.3 Increasing the stringency of the current criteria
    • 5.4 Public reporting of wider impacts
    • 5.5 The Commission's preferred approach
  • Chapter 6 Supporting framework changes
    • 6.1 How much additional change is warranted?
    • 6.2 Initiation requirements
    • 6.3 Normal value calculations
    • 6.4 Material injury and causality
    • 6.5 Provisional measures
    • 6.6 Duration of measures and continuation arrangements
    • 6.7 Maintaining the currency of measures
    • 6.8 Countervailing issues
  • Chapter 7 Administration of the system and implementation arrangements
    • 7.1 Decision-making responsibilities
    • 7.2 The configuration of the appeals mechanism
    • 7.3 Timeliness and resourcing issues
    • 7.4 Increasing transparency
    • 7.5 Information issues
    • 7.6 Implementation and review of the new arrangements
  • Appendix A Inquiry processes and consultation
  • Appendix B A brief history of Australian anti-dumping policy
  • Appendix C Anti-dumping in a global context
  • Appendix D Could anti-dumping protection improve efficiency?
  • Appendix E The competition law alternative
  • References

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