Late on Friday 14th March, the Anti-Dumping Commission (ADC) announced it proposed to terminate the investigation into alleged dumping into Australia of copy paper exported from China.
The announcement was made in the Statement of Essential Facts (SEF) [http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/034-Report-SEF225.pdf]. The SEF is effectively the ADC’s draft report of the investigation which covered white A4 and A3 copy paper exported from China over 2012-13.
The ADC’s key findings are that dumping of copy paper imported from China either did not occur or for the one exporter for whom it did occur, was at a technically and legally negligible margin. Where the dumping margin is less than 2% in respect of a particular exporter or less than 3% of the total Australian market volume is dumped, the Customs Act requires that the ADC terminate the investigation.