In accordance with section 10B(2) of the Trade (Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties) Act 1988 (“Act”), and acting under delegated authority from the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, I give notice that I have started step 1 (investigation step 1) of an investigation into the alleged dumping of the goods described in the Schedule to this notice (“subject goods”).
Investigation step 1 was started, in accordance with the requirements of section 10A of the Act, following consideration of a properly documented application (as required by section 10(2) and (3) of the Act) made by Heinz Wattie’s Limited (HWL), the New Zealand industry producing preserved peaches, which provided sufficient evidence justifying the need for an investigation and had the requisite industry support.
Investigation step 1 started on 29 November 2022.
Country of Origin
Description of Goods
Peaches in preserving liquid, in containers up to and including 5.0kg.
The subject goods are currently within the following classifications in the New Zealand Customs Tariff:
Item No. 2008.70.09 and Statistical Key 00L
This classification is provided for convenience and Customs’ purposes only, the written description being dispositive.
Dated at Wellington this 29th day of November 2022.
MATTHEW MOLLOY, Manager, Trade & International Team, Labour, Science and Enterprise, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
Invitation for Submissions
A non-confidential version of the Initiation Report, which contains details of MBIE’s consideration of HWL’s application for initiation of an investigation into alleged dumping of the subject goods, is available on the following link: https://www.mbie.govt.nz/business-and-employment/business/trade-and-tariffs/trade-remedies/trade-remedy-investigations/.
Interested parties are invited to complete the questionnaire available here and make submissions by emailing TradeRemedies@mbie.govt.nz, referencing investigation MBIE/AD/I/2022/001.