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Colombia: Anti-dumping tax on imported frozen french fries

Staff Writer | November 6, 2018
According to the Colombian government, the Committee on Commercial Practices has recommended anti-dumping duties on the import of frozen potatoes that enter the country from Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany at dumped prices.
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The Committee made the recommendation after evaluating the final results of the investigation that concluded that dumping actually occurred, and after establishing a causal relationship between the import at low prices and the damage caused to the Colombian potato sector.

Andrés Valencia Pinzón, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development: “This is a historic decision, and as a result, 74% of imports of frozen potatoes that entered the country at dump prices must now enter at prices not affecting the production of the national agroindustry.”

According to, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade, Laura Valdivieso Jiménez, explained that the decision adopted is the result of meticulous research that took into account different market variables (internal and external) and possible damage to this sector.