International Trade Remedies Forum
In June 2011 the Australian Government announced the biggest reforms to Australia's anti-dumping and countervailing system in more than a decade in its Streamlining Australia's anti-dumping system policy.
The significant reforms aim to provide better and quicker access to remedies for Australian industry and improve the robustness and transparency of anti-dumping decisions and make it harder for importers to avoid the measures that are in place.
One of the cornerstones of the changes to the anti-dumping and countervailing system has been the creation of a stakeholder body — the International Trade Remedies Forum.
The Forum comprises representatives from Australian manufacturers and producers, importers, unions, and relevant Government agencies. The Forum has been established to provide strategic advice and feedback to the Government on the implementation and monitoring of the Streamlining reforms, and play an ongoing advisory role, including reporting to Government on options for further improvement.
International Trade Remedies Forum Membership group (PDF 29 KB)
Minutes from recent Forum meetings:
While the Government does not endorse all the views expressed in the reports, it has accepted the International Trade Remedies Forum’s 16 recommendations for improving Australia’s market situation provisions, policies and practices, and 6 recommendations to assist Australia’s primary producers to achieve better access to the anti-dumping system.
The Government will continue to ensure that Australia’s anti-dumping system complies with our international trade obligations.