Customs Act 1901

PART XVB - SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO ANTI-DUMPING DUTIES  

Division 3 - Consideration of anti-dumping matters by the Minister  

SECTION 269TG   DUMPING DUTIES  

269TG(1)   [Goods exported to Australia]  

Subject to section 269TN , where the Minister is satisfied, as to any goods that have been exported to Australia, that:


(a) the amount of the export price of the goods is less than the amount of the normal value of those goods; and


(b) because of that:


(i) material injury to an Australian industry producing like goods has been or is being caused or is threatened, or the establishment of an Australian industry producing like goods has been or may be materially hindered; or

(ii) in a case where security has been taken under section 42 in respect of any interim duty that may become payable on the goods under section 8 of the Dumping Duty Act - material injury to an Australian industry producing like goods would or might have been caused if the security had not been taken;

the Minister may, by public notice, declare that section 8 of that Act applies:


(c) to the goods in respect of which the Minister is so satisfied; and


(d) to like goods that were exported to Australia after the Commissioner made a preliminary affirmative determination under section 269TD in respect of the goods referred to in paragraph (c) but before the publication of that notice.

269TG(2)   [Goods of any kind]  

Where the Minister is satisfied, as to goods of any kind, that:


(a) the amount of the export price of like goods that have already been exported to Australia is less than the amount of the normal value of those goods, and the amount of the export price of like goods that may be exported to Australia in the future may be less than the normal value of the goods; and


(b) because of that, material injury to an Australian industry producing like goods has been or is being caused or is threatened, or the establishment of an Australian industry producing like goods has been or may be materially hindered;

the Minister may, by public notice (whether or not he or she has made, or proposes to make, a declaration under subsection (1) in respect of like goods that have been exported to Australia), declare that section 8 of the Dumping Duty Act applies to like goods that are exported to Australia after the date of publication of the notice or such later date as is specified in the notice.

269TG(3)   [Statement as to ascertained value of goods]  

Where:


(a) a notice under subsection (1) declares particular goods to be goods to which section 8 of the Dumping Duty Act applies; or


(b) a notice under subsection (2) declares like goods in relation to goods of a particular kind to be goods to which that section applies;

the notice must, subject to subsection (3A), include a statement of the respective amounts that the Minister ascertained, at the time of publication of the notice:


(c) was or would be the normal value of the goods to which the declaration relates; and


(d) was or would be the export price of those goods; and


(e) was or would be the non-injurious price of those goods.

269TG(3A)   [Confidential information]  

If any person who has provided information to assist the Minister to ascertain the normal value, export price or non-injurious price of goods to which a declaration under subsection (1) or (2) relates claims, in writing, that the information is confidential or that the inclusion in a notice under that subsection of that value or price would adversely affect the person ' s business or commercial interests:


(a) in accordance with subsection 269ZI(9) the Minister is not required to include in the notice a statement of that value or price; but


(b) upon request the Commissioner may notify that value or price to persons who, in the Commissioner ' s opinion, would be affected parties in any review of the rate of interim duty imposed on like goods to the goods to which the declaration relates.

269TG(3B)  
(Repealed by No 196 of 2012)

269TG(3C)  
(Repealed by No 196 of 2012)

269TG(3D)   [Export under consideration]  

If the export of a consignment of goods to Australia by an exporter has been under consideration by the Minister so as to decide whether or not to publish a dumping duty notice under this section in relation to the goods in the consignment or to like goods, the Minister may give notice, in writing, to the exporter stating that:


(a) the Minister is of the opinion that it would be appropriate for the exporter to give an undertaking in accordance with subsection (4) to the Minister; and


(b) an undertaking, in the terms set out in the notice, would be satisfactory to the Minister.

269TG(4)   [Undertaking by exporter]  

Whether or not a notice has been given to an exporter, the Minister may defer the decision to publish or not to publish a dumping duty notice covering that exporter, for so long as the Minister considers appropriate, if the exporter offers, and the Minister accepts, an undertaking that the exporter will so conduct future trade to Australia in like goods as to avoid:


(a) causing or threatening material injury to an Australian industry producing like goods; or


(b) materially hindering the establishment of such an Australian industry.

269TG(4A)  
(Omitted by No 150 of 1994, s 20(d), effective 1 January 1995.)

269TG(5)   [Price increase]  

In giving a notice, and in considering the terms of any proposed undertaking, the Minister must have regard to the desirability that any price increase to which the undertaking relates is limited to an amount such that the total price of the goods is not more than the non-injurious price of the goods.

269TG(5A)  


However, subsection (5) does not require the Minister to have regard to the matter in that subsection if the Minister is satisfied that either or both of the following apply in relation to the goods in the consignment:


(a) the normal value of the goods was not ascertained under subsection 269TAC(1) because of the operation of subparagraph 269TAC(2)(a)(ii) ;


(b) there is an Australian industry in respect of like goods that consists of at least 2 small-medium enterprises, whether or not that industry consists of other enterprises.

269TG(6)   [Minister ' s obligations]  

The Minister:


(a) may give a notice to an exporter under subsection (3D) whether or not the giving of such a notice has been recommended by the Commissioner in a report under section 269TEA ; and


(b) may accept an undertaking whether or not the acceptance of such an undertaking has been recommended by the Commissioner in a recommendation under section 269TEB ; and


(c) must not give a notice to an exporter under subsection (3D), or accept an undertaking from an exporter, before a preliminary affirmative determination, or an equivalent determination in an investigation conducted under section 269TAG , has been made that extends to that exporter; and


(d) must give public notice of any undertaking so accepted.

269TG(7)   [Acceptance subject to conditions]  

The acceptance by the Minister of an undertaking may be subject to conditions that include, but are not limited to, conditions relating to:


(a) giving the Minister, on an agreed basis, information that is relevant to the fulfilment of the undertaking; and


(b) providing the Minister with appropriate access to such information.

269TG(8)   [Exporter requests determination]  

The acceptance by the Minister of an undertaking from an exporter does not prevent the exporter requesting the Minister to determine whether, had the undertaking not been accepted, the Minister would have published a dumping duty notice or would have decided not to publish such a notice.

269TG(9)   [Minister ' s determination]  

The Minister must, if an exporter makes such a request, and may, on his or her own initiative, determine whether he or she would have published a dumping duty notice or would have decided not to publish such a notice if the undertaking had not been accepted.

269TG(10)   [Report of Commissioner]  

Subsection (9) does not imply that the Minister is required to make a determination under that subsection before the Minister has received a report of the Commissioner in relation to the matter.

269TG(11)   [Lapse of undertaking]  

If the Minister determines under subsection (9) that he or she would have decided not to publish a dumping duty notice, the undertaking automatically lapses.


 

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