Consultation on the public interest test for dumping and subsidy investigations

Submissions closed: 13 September 2019, 5pm

From 22 August to 13 September 2019, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) sought comments on a proposed methodology to facilitate an objective and robust examination of the public interest test now required by 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.

The purpose of the consultation paper was to obtain stakeholders' views on MBIE’s proposed approach to assess each matter specified in section 10F(3) of the Act. The consultation document was set out in two parts; Part 1 discussed how the considerations in 10F(3)(a)-(h) of the Act could be analysed, and Part 2 discussed a proposed economic model to inform MBIE’s analysis of some of the factors covered by Part 1 of the consultation paper.

Submissions received

Submissions on the proposed content were received through written feedback from Business NZ, Metals New Zealand, New Zealand Steel Limited, New Zealand Food & Grocery Council, and Heinz Wattie’s Ltd.

Key issues raised

MBIE has addressed the relevant key issues raised by stakeholders during this consultation. This response document outlines MBIE’s consideration of the issues raised in submissions.

Last updated: 12 November 2019