The China Alcoholic Drinks Association (CADA) requested the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) launch separate anti-dumping and countervailing duties investigations on Australian wine in China. MOFCOM initiated an anti-dumping investigation (18 August 2020) and a countervailing duties investigation (31 August 2020). These investigations were due to be completed in August 2021.
MOFCOM announced a decision to impose temporary deposit tariffs from 28 November 2020 of between 107.1 per cent and 212.1 per cent on Australian wine in containers of up to 2 litres ahead of finalising the ongoing anti-dumping investigation.
For the countervailing duties investigation, MOFCOM announced a decision to impose temporary countervailing duty deposit from 11 December 2020 of between 6.3 per cent and 6.4 per cent on Australian wine ahead of finalising the countervailing duties investigation.
On 26 March 2021, MOFCOM confirmed that deposit tariffs of between 116.2 per cent and 218.4 per cent on Australian wine in containers of up to 2 litres would remain in place for five years.
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.
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.