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Benzene, toluene and xylene dumping

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Statement by the Minister for Customs and Excise

(Senator the Hon» Ken Anderson)

The Minister for Customs and Excise, Senator

Ken Anderson, today announced that the Australian

manufacturer of Benzene, Toluene and Xylene had sought

assistance under the Dumping and Subsidies Act against

imports of these products at alleged dumping prices»

The Minister added that he had notified in

the Commonwealth Gazette that this commodity was the

subject: of a dumping investigation by the Department of

Customs, and, Excise. . .

The essential purpose of this Gazette notification

is to warn importers that if a dumping situation were

found to exist, past shipments could be subject to anti­

dumping action.

Canberra^ A .C .T . 20

16th March, 1967