Australia Lifts Anti-Dumping Ban
The Australian government has decided to lift the 15-year anti-dumping ban it imposed on Philippine canned pineapples. Canberra first imposed the anti-dumping measure in 2006 for a period of five years after Golden Circle Limited, the sole producer of canned pineapples in Australia, lodged an application requesting for the imposition of the measure on canned pineapples imported from the Philippines.
According to a statement from the Department of Agriculture, the Philippines can export canned pineapples to Australia duty-free once the anti-dumping measure is lifted on October 17, 2021, for consumer canned pineapples and on November 13, 2021 for Food Service Industrial (FSI) canned pineapples.
The duty-free exportation of Philippine-made canned pineapples is under the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA).