Trade Amendment Bill – call for submissions

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:38 am

Press Release: Office of the Clerk

1 July 2016

Media release – Select Committee Services

Trade (Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties) Amendment Bill – call for submissions

The Commerce Committee is currently considering the Trade (Anti-dumping and
Countervailing Duties) Amendment Bill. The bill proposes a public interest test into New Zealand's anti-dumping and countervailing duties regime. The bill also proposes a provision allowing for an anti-dumping and a countervailing duty to be deferred if users of the goods have been significantly impacted by a natural disaster or other emergency. A number of other minor and technical changes are proposed as well.

The closing date for submissions is Thursday, 11 August 2016.

The bill can be viewed online at

Submissions should be forwarded by the closing date, either making a submission online using our website (or a direct link at, or in writing to the address below. If a submitter wishes to appear before the committee, they need to state this clearly and provide a name, daytime phone number and email address. Submissions generally become public and are published on our website. For further guidance on making a submission, read our publication Making a submission to a Parliamentary Select Committee on our website or contact us at 04 817 9520.

Address for correspondence: Commerce Committee, Bowen House, Parliament Buildings, WELLINGTON 6160.