The Government will impose import duties on two brands of canned Italian tomatoes, following the recommendations of an investigation by the Anti-Dumping Commissioner.
The Commissioner investigated the alleged dumping of Feger and La Doria canned tomatoes onto the Australian market. (Dumping refers to the practice of selling a product at a price that is lower in the foreign market than the price charged in the market of origin).
The final decision is to apply dumping margins of 8.4 per cent to Feger tomato products and 4.5 per cent to La Doria tomato products.
The decision means that all brands of canned tomatoes imported from Italy are now subject to anti-dumping measures.
Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said in a statement that this was a strong and decisive decision for local producers.
“This ruling will ensure that Australia’s only canned tomato producer, SPC Ardmona, can now compete equally in Australian stores and supermarkets.”
“Feger and La Doria are major competitors in the Australian market.