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. MOFCOM has agreed to proceed with an anti-dumping investigation (18 August 2020) and a countervailing duties investigation (31 August 2020). These investigations are due to be completed in August 2021 but can be extended for a further six months.
Wine Australia and Australian Grape & Wine, the peak representative organisation for the Australian wine sector, are working in close collaboration with the Australian Government to monitor and support the sector’s interests in these investigations.
The Australian wine sector has fully cooperated with the investigations, including completing detailed questionnaires from MOFCOM. Wine Australia worked closely with companies and the Australian Government to provide comprehensive responses.
We are confident that Australian wine is not being dumped in the market and that our growers and producers do not benefit from subsidies.
On 27 November 2020, MOFCOM announced a decision to impose temporary deposit tariffs of between 107.1 per cent and 212.1 per cent on Australian wine ahead of finalising the ongoing anti-dumping and countervailing duties investigations.
Australia’s Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management the Hon David Littleproud MP has released a statement in response to the temporary deposit here and a transcript from Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham can be found here.
Australian Grape & Wine has developed information for the sector, including background information on the investigation and ongoing statements, that is available on its website.
The Australian wine sector has made a long-term commitment to building the market for Australian wine in China and building close ties with the China wine trade and consumers. Wine Australia will continue to support the efforts of the Australian grape and wine community.