Notice Type
Notice Title

Notice of Initiation: Review of Countervailing Duty Applying to Imports of Canned Peaches from the

European Union
Pursuant to section 14(8) of the Dumping and Countervailing Duties Act 1988, and acting under delegated authority from the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Economic Development, I have initiated a review of the imposition of countervailing duty in respect of the goods described in the Schedule to this notice (the goods).
This initiation follows the receipt of an application made by the New Zealand industry providing positive evidence justifying the need for a review.
Countervailing duty was imposed on the goods following a determination made on 9 January 1998.
The current rate of duty on the goods results from a reassessment of the duty on 15 December 2003, and published in the New Zealand Gazette, 18 December 2003, No. 173, page 4763.
Goods Subject to Review
Country of Origin
Member states of the European Union.
Description of Goods
Peaches (halves, slices and pieces) packed in retail sized cans.
The goods are classified under Tariff Item and Statistical Key 2008.70.09.00L of the Tariff of New Zealand, which classification is provided for convenience and Customs purposes only, the written description being dispositive.
Dated at Wellington this 14th day of December 2008.
ANNE CORRIGAN, Manager, Trade Rules, Remedies and Tariffs Group, Competition, Trade and Investment Branch.
Invitation for Submissions
A copy of the non-confidential version of the Initiation Memorandum, which details the consideration of the application for initiation of a review, is available from
the Trade Rules, Remedies and Tariffs Group, Competition, Trade and Investment Branch, Ministry of Economic Development, PO Box 1473, Wellington, or by emailing, or on the Ministry’s website at
Interested parties are invited to make submissions in relation to the review at the address given above.