Investigation into peach dumping canned

ABC Rural

By Warwick Long

Photo: SPC Ardmona cannery peaches being processed es

Australia’s Anti-Dumping Commission has terminated its investigation into the dumping of South African canned peaches in Australia.

Dumping is when an overseas company is exporting products at a lower value than in its home country.

An investigation was started at the request of fruit processor SPC Ardmona, which says it can’t compete with cheap, unfair imports.

The Anti-Dumping Commission has ruled that two South African companies are dumping peaches, but not by a great enough margin (more than 2 per cent) to warrant tariffs.

The commission had earlier upheld a complaint from SPC Ardmona about dumped tinned tomatoes, saying tariffs could be imposed.