Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2015

Type
Government
Portfolio
Industry and Science
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Introduced with the Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill 2015, the bill amends the Customs Act 1901 to: reduce deadlines for submissions to the Anti-Dumping Commission in response to dumping and subsidisation investigations; require anti-dumping notices to be published electronically; consolidate lodgement provisions for anti-dumping applications and submissions; clarify the length of the investigation period in anti-dumping matters, cumulative assessment of injury, normal value provisions, the calculation of the dumping margin, material injury determinations, effective notice periods, and the definition of a subsidy; provide that the minister is not required to have regard to the lesser duty rule where a country has not submitted a notification of its subsidies; introduce a fee and raise procedural and legal thresholds for applications to review anti-dumping decisions; streamline merits review processes of the Anti-Dumping Review Panel; and abolish the International Trade Remedies Forum.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26 Feb 2015
Second reading moved 26 Feb 2015
Second reading debate 16 Mar 2015
Second reading debate 17 Mar 2015
Second reading agreed to 17 Mar 2015
Third reading agreed to 17 Mar 2015
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18 Mar 2015
Second reading moved 18 Mar 2015
Second reading debate 18 Mar 2015
Second reading agreed to 18 Mar 2015
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Opposition and 2 Independent (Xenophon) agreed to
12 May 2015
Third reading agreed to 12 May 2015
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 12 May 2015
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
13 May 2015
Finally passed both Houses 13 May 2015
Assent
  • Act no.: 42
  • Year: 2015
20 May 2015

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.