Overseas companies who refuse to cooperate with local investigations into alleged dumping of steel and other products into the Australian market are set to face higher duties and have interim measures imposed on them sooner under a newly announced shake-up of anti-dumping rules.

Unveiling the latest round of measures, Industry Minister Ian McFarlane and Parliamentary Secretary Bob Baldwin said dumping – where exporters from overseas of products such as steel, timber, aluminium, glass and agricultural produce sell goods to Australia at a price which is below the normal domestic price of the goods…