First dumping, now Australian wine exporters face a countervailing duty investigation by the Chinese Government

Following on from the recently announced dumping duty investigation into Australian wine, the Chinese Government hit the industry with a countervailing duty investigation on 31 August.  Below we briefly set out the claims that wi...

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China commences anti-dumping investigation against Australian wine

What is dumping and what do wine exporters need to do now? The announcement that China has commence an anti-dumping investigation into Australia wine has come as a surprise many.  Dumping is associated with unfair tactics and ...

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Steel pipe classification case decided against Customs based on French translation of HS Code

Customs famously went to the High Court arguing that the interpretation of the Australian tariff classification legislation should be interpreted consistently with the French version of the harmonised system (HS) for tariff classi...

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Trade Agreement with Indonesia set to commence in early July 2020

In a move that goes against the negative news surrounding international trade, the Indonesian Government in early May ratified the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.  This free trade agreement (FTA)...

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Caution over linking Chinese trade measures to Australia’s stance on a COVID-19 investigation

In recent days, China has announced trade restrictive measures in respect of Australian agricultural exports.  Many are linking the measures to Australia being one of the first and most vocal countries calling for a probe into th...

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What is a dumping continuation inquiry and why will it have a big impact on importers of aluminium extrusions?

Dumping duties payable on the importation of aluminium extrusions continues to be a key focus of the Australian Border Force.  This is not surprising given that inadvertent non-compliance remains high and the relevant duty rates ...

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