Customs – Anti-Dumping Reform

Australian Customs & Border Protection – Anti-Dumping Reform

The Anti-Dumping Reform Programme was initiated to implement the then Government’s direction to establish a more robust anti-dumping administration with a defined corporate identity and elevated profile. The Programme included the most sustained and complex policy and legislative development executed by the ACBPS in recent years and required extensive inter-divisional, inter-agency and industry collaboration. Key objectives were to establish the Anti-Dumping Commission as a statutory agency, establish headquarters in Melbourne and implement a range of Government recommendations and new legislation to strengthen Australia anti-dumping system.

Within months of establishment, the Commission was transferred to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science which required substantial changes to legislative processes, business processes and agency integration.

These activities commenced in 2012 and concluded in 2014.

Our Role

CAPDA’s senior consultant provided a range of services to manage the program.

David worked with the team and senior executive to define the change requirements and establish an appropriate delivery framework that was suitable for the scale and timeframe of the project. He also guided change management principles, organizational design thinking and workforce management.

David coordinated resources from with the team and across the ACBPS, with responsibility for project scheduling, governance and reporting, risk management, communications, process definition,   and change management. .

David continues to assist the Anti-Dumping Commission implement business changes.

Outcomes & Value Delivered

  • The Anti-Dumping Commission was operational in the new Melbourne Headquarters by the required date.
  • Changes to operational processes arising from Government recommendations and three tranches of Streamlining legislation successfully operationalised
  • Established the Anti-Dumping Review Panel to provide an independent administrative appeal mechanism

The project and change management services provided enabled a complex set of deliverables and impacts to be delivered within the Government’s announced timeframe.

The project was awarded the National AIPM PMAA ‘Organisation Change Management Project’ achievement award in 2014.

Department of Immigration & Border Protection, Belconnen, Canberra.