SPC Ardmona is concerned the future of its tomato processing business is again ‘‘at risk’’ with its former case director at the Anti-Dumping Commission now advising rival Italian importers on an appeal.DARREN LINTON June 24, 2014 3:13am
SPC Ardmona is concerned the future of its tomato processing business is again ‘‘at risk’’ with its former case director at the Anti-Dumping Commission now advising rival Italian importers on an appeal.
The commission imposed tariff protection earlier this year after finding 56 per cent of Italian tinned tomatoes were being sold in Australia for far less than their normal price and imposed penalties.
The Australian revealed at the weekend SPC had discovered the government official given commercial-in-confidence information at the Anti-Dumping Commission had set up a consultancy business and now represents Italian tomato importers in their appeal with the Anti-Dumping Review Panel.
‘‘He was the one we gave our confidential information to,’’ SPC Ardmona managing director Peter Kelly told The Australian.
‘‘I hit the roof. He’s appealing a case where he was the case director.
‘‘He’s criticising his own work, finding fault with his previous work for the Australian people. Now we’ve got to go back and compete against the guy who has inside knowledge. I find it very frustrating.
‘‘Even when we win, apparently we don’t win.’’
Mr Kelly has complained to Anti-Dumping Commissioner Dale Seymour.
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will be pressing on with its $100 million redevelopment of SPC Ardmona.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
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