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Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2015


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Industry and Science

Summary

Introduced with the Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill 2015, the bill amends the Customs Act 1901 to: reduce deadlines for submissions to the Anti-Dumping Commission in response to dumping and subsidisation investigations; require anti-dumping notices to be published electronically; consolidate lodgement provisions for anti-dumping applications and submissions; clarify the length of the investigation period in anti-dumping matters, cumulative assessment of injury, normal value provisions, the calculation of the dumping margin, material injury determinations, effective notice periods, and the definition of a subsidy; provide that the minister is not required to have regard to the lesser duty rule where a country has not submitted a notification of its subsidies; introduce a fee and raise procedural and legal thresholds for applications to review anti-dumping decisions; streamline merits review processes of the Anti-Dumping Review Panel; and abolish the International Trade Remedies Forum.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26/02/15  
Second reading moved 26/02/15  
Second reading debate 16/03/15  
Second reading debate 17/03/15  
Second reading agreed to 17/03/15  
Third reading agreed to 17/03/15  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18/03/15  
Second reading moved 18/03/15  
Second reading debate 18/03/15  
Second reading agreed to 18/03/15  
Committee of the Whole debate 12/05/15 Amendment details: 1 Opposition and 2 Independent (Xenophon) agreed to
Third reading agreed to 12/05/15  
     
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 12/05/15  
Consideration of Senate message 13/05/15 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 13/05/15  
Assent 20/05/15 Act no.: 42 - Year: 2015
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Independent [sheet 7697]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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  • Independent [sheet 7694]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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  • Opposition [sheet 7678]
CARR, Sen Kim

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (18/03/2015): Senate Economics Legislation Committee; Committee report (08/05/2015)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )