THE AUSTRALIAN ANTI-DUMPING COMISSION STARTS WORK
The Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Justice Jason Clare has officially launched the new Australian Anti-Dumping Commission inMelbourne. He also announced the appointment of Mr Dale Seymour as the new Anti-Dumping Commissioner. The new Commission was the primary recommendation of the review intoAustralia’s anti-dumping system led by the Hon John Brumby, the former Premier of Victoria. ‘Today we have a new Commission, a new Commissioner and $24.4 million in new resources to conduct anti-dumping investigations. This is good news for Australian manufacturers and workers,’ Mr Clare said. The Commission has already started work, and recruitment for Melbourne-based positions is currently under way. Around 25 new staff will be hired to work at the Commission in the coming months. I am very happy to be implementing John Brumby’s recommendation to establish the Commission and boost its resources within eight months of receiving his report.’ The Commission has started work on its first new matters, initiating investigations into peaches imported fromSouth Africaand tomatoes imported fromItaly.