Dumped goods are goods from overseas that are imported into Australia at less than their normal value and that may cause injury to an Australian industry producing similar goods, or hinder the establishment of an Australian industry.
In 1999, the Tasmanian Government introduced a policy banning government agencies from purchasing dumped goods or goods that are suspected of being dumped.
Dumped goods, and goods that are suspected of being dumped and are under investigation by the Australian Government's Anti-Dumping Commission, can be identified by referring to the Australian Government Anti-Dumping Commission website. It is recommended that Agencies refer to this website prior to the purchase of any goods.
The following clauses must be included (refer Treasurer's Instruction 1109) in all conditions of quotation/tender and conditions of contract associated with the purchase of goods:
"Dumped Goods, that is goods from overseas that are imported into Australia at less than their normal value, causing or threatening to cause material injury to an Australian industry producing like goods, or materially hindering the establishment of such an industry, are not acceptable.
Where it is reasonably suspected that Dumped Goods are being supplied, the Agreement will be suspended to enable the suspicion to be confirmed or dismissed under the Commonwealth Customs legislation. Any costs or losses incurred by the Crown as a result of any suspension under this clause shall be borne and paid for by the Contractor.
Where the goods are subsequently determined by the Commonwealth Minister for Customs as Dumped Goods, the Agreement will be terminated. Any consequential costs or losses of the Contractor shall be borne and paid for by the Contractor. In addition, any extra costs incurred by the Crown will constitute a debt recoverable from the Contractor."