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Help for manufacturers from new anti-dumping commission

The RACQ Capricorn Rescue Helicopter lands on the cargo ship River Embley this morning.
The RACQ Capricorn Rescue Helicopter lands on the cargo ship River Embley this morning. Supplied.

THE Federal Government will create a new anti-dumping commission next year, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said on Tuesday.

The new commission will be part of a suite of reforms to battle the job-threatening practice of overseas companies selling imported products in Australia below-cost.

As part of the reforms, the Commonwealth will also boost the Customs budget by $24.4 million over four years to improve trade dumping investigations.

Ms Gillard said the reforms would aim to improve the anti-dumping system for small and medium Australian businesses.

She said the reforms were part of the government's action to protect local jobs in manufacturing, citing the $5.4 billion in subsidies given and pledged to prop up domestic car manufacturing.

Topics:  julia gillard


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