China will extend countervailing duties on U.S. poultry products for another five years, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) said on Monday [22 August 2016]. The new round of penalties will start on August 30 this year, the MOFCOM said in a statement posted on its website. The duties will range from 4 percent to 4.2 percent…Full Article: ECNS.cn Aug 2016

Key Point

  • China’s Ministry of Commerce re-investigation determined that lifting the anti-dumping duties on US poultry imports would harm the country’s poultry industry.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In May 2016, the USA appealed for a second time to the WTO to investigate the legality of China’s anti-dumping duties on American poultry products, adding that China’s Ministry of Commerce “re-investigation” lacked transparency.
  • In June 2015, China Animal Agriculture Association (CAAA) asked the Ministry of Commerce to extend anti-subsidy duties on American broilers. Consequently, China will extend the duties for another year (expiration on 29 August 2016).
  • In July 2014, China’s Ministry of Commerce determined (after a re-investigation) to maintain anti-dumping duties on US poultry products.
  • In September 2011, the USA appealed to the WTO to investigate China’s anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties that were imposed on American chicken products from the year before.
  • In February 2010, China’s Ministry of Commerce introduced anti-dumping duties on US poultry products that ranged from 43.1% to 105.4% depending on the supplier and their level of cooperation during an anti-dumping investigation. In September 2010, China increased the minimum duty from 43.1% to 50.3%.

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