Trade remedies

New Zealand has three types of trade remedy action to deal with dumped or subsidised imported goods that could injure New Zealand manufacturers.

The law ensures that import competition is fair to New Zealand manufacturers.

Trade remedies are set out in the Dumping and Countervailing Duties Act 1988, which reflects the provisions of the World Trade Organization Anti-Dumping Agreement and Subsidies and Countervailing Measures Agreement.


Public interest test for the anti-dumping regime

In June 2014, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) released an initial discussion paper titled Introducing a Bounded Public Interest test into the New Zealand Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties Regime.

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Imported good subject to duty

A list of imported goods subject to anti-dumping and countervailing duties.

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Dumping of imported goods

Trade remedy action can be place on imported goods dumped on the New Zealand market, to make sure that competition is fair to New Zealand manufacturers.

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Subsidisation of imported goods

Trade remedy action can be placed on subsidised imported goods that could affect New Zealand manufacturers.

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Temporary safeguard action against sudden increases in imported goods

This is a guide for New Zealand producers who believe that, because of extraordinary or unforeseen developments, short term measures are required to remedy serious injury caused or threatened by a sudden surge in imported goods.

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Trade remedies under trade agreements

Trade remedies can be placed on imported goods from countries that New Zealand has a trade agreement with.

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Questions and answers

This page provides answers to common questions about trade remedies available in New Zealand.

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Glossary of commonly used terms

An A-Z glossary of terms used in discussions about trade remedies.

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Contact us about trade remedies

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