The establishment of the Australian Anti-DumpingCommission was the primary recommendation of the Brumby Review
, published in December 2012, to strengthen Australia’s anti-dumping and countervailing system. The ADC will continue to administer Australia’s anti-dumping system to provide protection for Australian industry against unfair trade practices and competition from overseas. “Dumping” is a predatory pricing strategy that occurs when manufacturers export a product to another country at a price either below the price charged in its home market or below its cost of production. It also marks a major milestone in a suite of reforms to the anti-dumping system that were initiated by the Federal Government in 2011 and supported by six tranches of anti-dumping reform legislation.
Cordelta established a program to assist the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) deliver this suite of reforms, and worked closely with their staff to stand-up the new Commission and establish an operational presence in Melbourne, including:
- the construction of the Melbourne office;
- development of a new organisation structure;
- transfer of staff from Canberra to Melbourne;
- development of new corporate branding;
- development of a new, more ‘user friendly’ website; and
- the recruitment of additional staff.
The Australian Anti-Dumping Commission was officially opened in Melbourne in July 2013.
Cordelta is proud of our commitment and track record of delivery with ACBPS including establishing a new Case Management System for the Investigations Branch which received the Australian Institute of Project Management Achievement Award in 2010.