Policy & Issues
Key Messages – China anti-dumping investigation on wines from Australia
31 August 2020
- The China Alcoholic Drinks Association (CADA) has requested the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) launch separate anti-dumping and countervailing duties investigations on Australian wine in China.
- The anti-dumping investigation was officially initiated by MOFCOM on 18 August 2020 via public notification.
- The investigation will take at least 12 months, with the possibility of an extension of a further 6 months.
- The countervailing duties investigation as part of this request was announced by MOFCOM on 31 August 2020.
- We do not believe that the Australian grape and wine sector has a case to answer and that any investigation will demonstrate this.
- Australian Grape & Wine and our exporting companies will cooperate fully with this investigation in good faith.
- This is a technical-based investigation and will require the provision and analysis of a lot of data.
- This investigation does not have an immediate impact.
- China is an important market for Australian wine and our wine is in demand from Chinese consumers.
- There were 2282 active Australian exporters to mainland China as of June 2020.
- Australia has a large number of exporters with close cultural ties to China.
- The Australian industry welcomes the opportunity to build on these ties and work with the Chinese industry and government to further technical cooperation and develop lasting relationships.
- Australian Grape & Wine and Wine Australia are working in close collaboration with the Australian Government to monitor and support the sectors’ interests in this investigation.
China-Wine: Anti-Dumping Investigation Timeline
|18 August 2020||AD investigation initiation (public notice)|
|7 September 2020||Deadline for AD registration as interested party (20 days from initiation)|
|7 September 2020||Deadline for AD written submissions in response to initiation (20 days from initiation)|
|17 September 2020||Deadline for MOFCOM to issue AD questionnaires (within 10 days from the deadline for registration)|
|TBA||Deadline for submission of AD questionnaire responses (should have (a minimum of) 30 days to complete with the possibility of extension)|
|17 October 2020||Earliest possible date for AD provisional measures (60 days from initiation of investigation)|
|18 August 2021||Deadline for Final Determination and decision on imposition of measures|
|18 February 2022||[In the event the investigation is extended 6 months due to special circumstances] Deadline for Final Determination and decision on imposition of measures|