Aussies Tussle Over Burden Of Proof In Dumping Probes

Law360, New York (November 7, 2011, 4:03 PM EST) -- The leader of Australia’s opposition party called Monday for the country to shift the burden of proof in anti-dumping investigations from domestic industries to foreign producers, a plan quickly blasted by the Labor government, which said the plan would violate international trade rules.

Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott introduced the plan, part of a wider anti-dumping policy proposed by the center-right opposition coalition led by Abbott’s Liberal Party. The coalition says current anti-dumping laws are cumbersome, slow and often prohibitively expensive for many Australian businesses...
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