Australia's Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has given the green light to San Miguel's acquisition of the country's juice producer Berri.

There had been concerns that San Miguel's long-standing relationship with Coca-Cola might cause some competition problems.

San Miguel's 65% owned subsidiary, CCBPI, is a licensed bottler for TCCC in the Philippines.

But, the ACCC said: "San Miguel has stated to the ACCC that it does not have `any intention' to enter into any contract, arrangement or understanding with Coca Cola Amatil and/or TCCC relating to the manufacture, distribution, marketing or supply of any non-alcoholic beverage in Australia."

Berri was subject to an acquisition attempt last year by Coca-Cola Amatil, which the ACCC blocked.

The ACCC today acknowledged that this current deal could ultimately result in circumstances it moved to prevent last year.

The ACCC said it will closely scrutinise any proposed contract, arrangement or understanding involving San Miguel and CCA or TCCC.