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Levelling the Playing Field – Reform of Australia’s Anti-Dumping Regime

On its website, the Department of Innovation, Science and Industry has stated that: - “The Government has implemented reforms to Australia’s anti-dumping system aimed at ensuring Australian manufacturers and producers are able to compete on a level playing field with imported goods.” This raises a number of questions. What is a “level playing field” in commerce? Is...
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Anti-Dumping & Protectionism

Commentators on anti-dumping measures do not seem to understand anti-dumping rules under the WTO Agreement. Take the discussion about Arrium, an Australian steel maker employing almost 10,000 workers. Arrium is the company that was spun out from BHP Billiton 2000 as OneSteel. Recently it collapsed into voluntary administration with debts of more than $2 billion. Why...
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