Past Event Overview
The ASA delightfully welcomed Jessica Casben, the Anti-Dumping Commission’s Deputy Commissioner, Strategy and Legal, to lead an exclusive webinar for members on 10th August.
As a best practice regulator, the commission is continually refining its processes and implementing innovation to deliver a robust, transparent and accessible anti-dumping system. Jessica provided an overview of the Anti-Dumping Commission’s latest caseload and practice improvements.
She also outlined key developments including changes to the commission’s case management system; updates to its website; verifications infrastructure; as well as continued efforts to achieve balance across the commission’s caseload.
Members also heard about the commission’s program of engagement across government, and with users of the system. This includes the commission’s participation in the working level group of the Simplified Trade System Taskforce; support of the International Trade Remedies Forum; and program of domestic industry visits.
Key areas of discussion included:
- Caseload update
- Snapshot of practice improvements
- Overview of engagement program
Deputy Commissioner, Strategy and Legal
Jessica leads the Anti-Dumping Commission’s Strategy and Legal Branch. She oversees people and culture, compliance and risk, legal services and stakeholder engagement. Jessica joined the commission in December 2021 from the Department of Home Affairs. In her senior executive roles at Home Affairs, she led the government’s response to issues including reopening the international border and modern slavery in supply chains.
Jessica has worked across a wide range of government priorities during her public sector career, including Australia’s trade and investment agreements and disputes in the Attorney General’s Department Office of International Law. Prior to joining the public service, Jessica worked as a solicitor in private practice. She has represented domestic and foreign clients on international trade and investment law matters, including anti-dumping investigations. She is a former research fellow at Melbourne Law School and has lectured at Monash Law School. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts/Law from the Australian National University and a Master of Law (International Law) from the University of New South Wales.