The Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Justice Jason Clare opened the new Australian Anti-Dumping Commission based in Melbourne on 10 July 2013.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.
The establishment of the Commission was the primary recommendation of the Brumby Review, published in December 2012, to strengthen Australia’s anti-dumping and countervailing system. It also marks a major milestone in a suite of reforms to the anti-dumping system that were initiated by the 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.
Cordelta will continue to work with the Anti-Dumping Commission and ACBPS to integrate the project outcomes into business as usual.
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.