China’s Ministry of Finance Lowers Import Tariffs on a Variety of Agricultural Products

The Ministry of Finance announced on Friday [24 November 2017] cuts in import tariffs on some consumer products starting from December. The reduction of import tariffs will affect 187 tariff codes, including on food, health supplements, pharmaceuticals, garments and recreational products, and the average rate will drop to 7.7 percent from 17.3 percent, according to

The USA Pushes Back on China’s Import Tariff Rate Quotas for Corn, Wheat, and Rice

The US government on Wednesday [14 December 2016] announced it was taking aim against illegal Chinese restrictions on imports of US grain, as well as price supports China provides for domestic farmers. In what it says is the 15th challenge against China, and the second involving agriculture this year, the US Trade Representative (USTR) said

China’s Ministry of Commerce Slaps Anti-Dumping Duty on American DDGS

China’s Ministry of Commerce has decided to impose anti-dumping duties on distiller’s dried grains (DDGs) from the United States by requiring importers to pay a cash deposit on purchase. The domestic industry has been “substantially” harmed by the dumping of DDGs, the ministry said in its preliminary ruling following an investigation launched earlier this year…Full

Farmers in Himachal Pradesh, Northern India, Upset over Flood of Cheap Apples and Smuggled Garlic from China

Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda met Union Minister of State for Commerce Nirmala Sitaraman on Thursday [9 July 2015] and discussed ways of protecting farmers of Himachal Pradesh who are up against cheap Chinese apples and garlic. He said the Chinese apples with low import tariff and garlic with zero duty were being dumped in