Consultation opens on the public interest test for dumping and subsidy investigations

Published: 22 August 2019

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is exploring an approach to aid in an objective and robust examination of the public interest test now required by the Trade (Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties) Act 1988 (the Act).

MBIE has responsibilities relating to trade and trade remedies. As a part of this role, MBIE conducts investigations under the Trade (Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties) Act 1988 (the Act) into alleged dumping and subsidies, as well as reviews of duties imposed by previous investigations. We use the term “investigation” to cover both of these processes.

MBIE is considering the particular factors necessary to assess each matter specified in section 10F(3) of the Act. This consultation document sets out MBIE’s proposed approach in two parts. Part 1 discusses how the considerations in 10F(3)(a)-(h) of the Act could be analysed. Part 2 discusses a proposed economic model to inform MBIE’s analysis of some factors of the public interest.

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