The Anti-Dumping Commission has begun an investigation into claimed dumping of Chinese steel sinks.
The Australian reports that claims have been made by Tasman Sinkware, a subsidiary of Fletcher Building and maker of Oliveri brand commercial sinks, regarding government-subsidised Chinese companies dumping artificially cheap products in Australia.
The commission defines dumping as “when an exporter sells goods to Australia at a price that is below the ‘normal value’ of the goods.”
“The level by which Chinese exporters have undercut us in the Australian market has substantially reduced sales of Australian-made sinks since July 2009, even though the market has grown overall,” general manager at Tasman, Mark Freeman, told The Australian.
“We are a proud Australian manufacturer and determined to fight for our local manufacturing base and to keep providing local jobs for our people across Australia.”
Tasman Sinkware is based in Adelaide and employs about 65. It has revenues of between $10 million and $100 million a year.