Manufacturing Australia (MA), an alliance of some of Australia’s largest manufacturers, has welcomed the decision by the Anti-Dumping Commission (ADC) against PanAsia China that will see significant penalties imposed on the Chinese aluminium extrusions manufacturer and its associated distribution businesses in Australia. Executive Director, Ben Eade said the decision would help local manufacturers to compete on a level playing field with importers. “The Anti-Dumping Commissioner, Mr Dale Seymour, and Minister for Industry, Ian Macfarlane, are to be congratulated for taking a tough stance on the illegal practice of dumping,” Mr Eade said. “Without strong anti-dumping enforcement, Australian manufacturers have little recourse against illegal dumping, a practice that has led some manufacturers to the brink of closure.” MA member Capral Aluminium initiated the inquiry into PanAsia China in early 2014 on behalf of local extrusion manufacturers. The Chinese company is the largest exporter/importer of aluminium extrusions into Australia. Based on the findings of the ADC, the Minister imposed substantial dumping duties, totalling

57.6%, on all PanAsia China extrusion imports into Australia. Additional penalties in the form of back duties were also applied from the start of the investigation period.

Manufacturing Australia’s members include Allied Mills, BlueScope, Brickworks, Capral,

Cement Australia, CSR, Incitec Pivot, Orora and Rheem.