AUSTRALIA has lifted anti-dumping measures imposed on canned Philippine pineapple, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said.

The DA cited a report from Australia’s Anti-Dumping Commission on Oct. 6 that the measures were discontinued after a determination that their expiration “will neither lead to the dumping of the products concerned nor cause material injury to the domestic industry.”

The Philippines can begin exporting canned pineapple duty-free to Australia once the measures expire, as provided for under the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement.

The measures expire on Oct. 17 for consumer canned pineapple, and Nov. 13 for food service industrial canned pineapple. — Revin Mikhael D. Ochave