CANADA IMPOSES 60% DUTY ON GERBER BABY FOOD LINES

MONTREAL (FNS) -- Canadian trade officials here have imposed a 60% duty on imported Gerber baby food, according to published reports.The duty was slapped on Gerber (Canada) Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, after H.J. Heinz Co., Toronto, complained Gerber was dumping.If Gerber can't overturn the ruling, it may stop selling in Canada. In a press statement, Gerber said it has not engaged in any anti-competitive

MONTREAL (FNS) -- Canadian trade officials here have imposed a 60% duty on imported Gerber baby food, according to published reports.

The duty was slapped on Gerber (Canada) Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, after H.J. Heinz Co., Toronto, complained Gerber was dumping.

If Gerber can't overturn the ruling, it may stop selling in Canada. In a press statement, Gerber said it has not engaged in any anti-competitive practices.

"Gerber has for nearly 50 years maintained a fair and

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