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Australia's anti-dumping and countervailing system

Public inquiry

This inquiry has concluded. The Commission's final report was provided to the Australian Government on 18 December 2009. The Government publicly released the report on 27 May 2010.

The Commission thanks all those who have contributed to the inquiry.

The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake an inquiry into the effectiveness and impact of Australia's anti-dumping and countervailing system ('the anti-dumping system').

The Commission was asked to:

  • report on the policy rationale for, and objectives of, Australia's anti-dumping system and to assess the effectiveness of the current arrangements in meeting those objectives
  • examine the economy-wide benefits and costs of the system
  • make recommendations on the future role of an anti-dumping system with the aim of improving the performance of the economy, having regard to the interests of industry, importers and consumers
  • report on the administration of the system and advise on ways to improve administrative efficiency and reduce compliance costs.

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