Overseas and local companies
- Advised both importers and local industry groups in relation to anti-dumping matters in products, including toilet paper, pipe liners, agricultural chemicals, magnetic tape, paper and gas hot water systems
- Liaising with Australian regulators including Customs and Work Safety authorities in relation to the inadvertent entry into Australia of products packed in asbestos
- Advising in relation to the interface between therapeutic goods and other products in relation to Trans-Tasman mutual recognition arrangements, particularly as they relate to dietary supplements
- Acting for various motor vehicle manufacturers in relation to all aspects of their dealings with Customs
- Negotiations with Customs in relation to shipments of over-the-counter (OTC) products not meeting Australian labelling requirements.
Acting for Customs, successfully defending a Federal Court judicial review application filed by Expo-Trade Pty Ltd. The litigation involved the dumping of ammonium nitrate exported from Russia by Expo-Trade. The Court found for Customs on all of the major issues: country of export, price control and how the calculation of non-injurious price is affected by level of trade and deductions for importer’s costs and profits.
Representing the Minister for Justice and Customs and Customs in judicial review proceedings in the Federal Court, challenging the decision to impose anti-dumping duties with respect to LG Electronics. The Minister and Customs were successful at first instance, and the application for review was dismissed with costs awarded to our clients.