Customs Establishment of Australian Anti-Dumping Commission

Anti-dumpingThe 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.