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Trade remedies

New Zealand has three types of trade remedy action to deal with dumped or subsidised imported goods that could injure New Zealand manufacturers.

The law ensures that import competition is fair to New Zealand manufacturers.

Trade remedies are set out in the Dumping and Countervailing Duties Act 1988, which reflects the provisions of the World Trade Organization Anti-Dumping Agreement and Subsidies and Countervailing Measures Agreement.

 

 

Public interest test for the anti-dumping regime

A discussion paper outlining proposals for introducing a bounded public interest test into the New Zealand anti-dumping regime was released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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Suspension of anti-dumping duties on residential building materials

The Government has announced that anti-dumping duties on imported residential building materials will be suspended for three years.

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Imported goods subject to duty

A list of imported goods subject to anti-dumping and countervailing duties.

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Dumping of imported goods

Trade remedy action can be place on imported goods dumped on the New Zealand market, to make sure that competition is fair to New Zealand manufacturers.

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Subsidisation of imported goods

Trade remedy action can be placed on subsidised imported goods that could affect New Zealand manufacturers.

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General information brochure [97 kB PDF]

This brochure contains an overview of the three trade remedies available in New Zealand.

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Trade remedies under trade agreements

Trade remedies can be placed on imported goods from countries that New Zealand has a trade agreement with.

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Review of the Temporary Safeguards Authorities Act 1987

This act provides for enquiries to be undertaken in sudden increases in imported goods by temporary authorities. It is under review, and is awaiting its second reading in Parliament.

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Frequently asked questions

This page provides answers to common questions about trade remedies available in New Zealand.

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Glossary of commonly used terms

An A-Z glossary of terms used in discussions about trade remedies.

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Contact us about trade remedies

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Last updated 26 August 2014