Australia – dumping and CVD measures on aluminium extrusions not enough

Australia – dumping and CVD measures on aluminium extrusions

Date: 06 November 2010

The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service has completed its investigation into the alleged dumping and subsidisation of certain aluminium extrusions from China.  It has recommended the publication of a dumping duty notice and a countervailing duty notice in respect of the goods.

Australian Customs have imposed far lower dumping measures than Canada (43.7 -1347%) and those proposed by the US (59% – 193%). It is hard to understand how dumping has been found in Canada to materially damage the country by the amounts stated and the US looks likely to find that China has equally damaged the US  by around the same amount, yet Australia has only imposed a dumping margin on most importers of 6.8%. Clearly it doesn’t add up and continues to put local manufacturers at a disadvantage when all the compliance costs and taxes are taken into account.

Australia has either made a mistake in the calculations or doesn’t really want a long term manufacturing base as part of its economic model. Australian employers are forced by law to abide to minimum employment , safety and environmental standards yet are told by the government of the day to go out and compete against other countries that do not uphold the same ideals.

When you buy a Sapphire product or one of anodised finishes your money stays in Australia and your purchase is covered by all the laws and protection our country provides to ensure quality, servicibilty and protection of our environment for future generations.

Local manufaturers will continue to protest against our government thatseems to be championing ffee trade yet imposes anything but free labour, safety and envronmental laws.

 

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