The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) welcomes the opportunity to provide comment on the Senate Economics Legislation Committee (Committee) Inquiry into AntiDumping Bills 2015 (Bills).

Wood and paper products are internationally traded commodities. Australian wood and paper product manufacturers face significant international competition, and incidences of competition from foreign producers selling below ‘normal value’ and producers that have government support (ranging from direct financial support to tariff assistance and tax credits) that may not reflect the ‘true’ cost of inputs for competing products around the globe.

 

Senate Economics Legislation Committee Inquiry into Anti-Dumping Bills 2015