Pre-lodgement documentation check

The Anti-Dumping Commission provides a free-of-charge document check, prior to formal lodgement, to assist applicants to ensure that their applications meet the documentary requirements.

Further information about this service is provided in Pre lodgement documentation check guidelines (Dec 2015).

How do I lodge an application?

There are a series of time frames fixed by legislation that govern the duty assessment system. An application for duty assessment must cover all shipments entered for home consumption by an importer in a specific six-month importation period. The six-month period is determined by the date of publication of the initial notice imposing the dumping duty. Where securities have been taken pending the Minister's decision, the importation period may be less than six months. An application for a duty assessment can not be lodged prior to the end of the particular six-month importation period to which it relates, but must be lodged with the Anti-Dumping Commission within six months from the end of that importation period.

Applications must be submitted in writing, using the approved form. An application, together with the required supporting evidence, should preferably be lodged by email. Alternatively, the application can be lodged by post or fax.

Applications must include:

  • details of the name, street address and postal address, of the applicant seeking the duty assessment;

  • a full description of the goods in each consignment of the particular goods made by an importer during the particular importation period;

  • details of the amount of interim dumping or countervailing duty paid on each consignment;

  • a statement of the amounts that the importer contends are the normal value and/or countervailable subsidy and export price of the goods in each consignment and evidence to support those amounts; and

  • a statement of the amount which the importer contends the total interim duty paid exceeds the total final dumping duty payable on all consignments during the importation period.  

The attached Duty Assessment Calculation spreadsheet is a useful tool to assist applicants to prepare a Duty Assessment application.

Section 269W of the Customs Act 1901 provides more details regarding the information and evidence required in an application for a duty assessment.



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