China will review anti-subsidy duties levied on potato starch imported from the EU as they are due to expire, the Ministry of Commerce announced on Wednesday [14 September 2016]. The review was requested by China Starch Industry Association over concerns that should the duties be scrapped domestic producers would suffer…Full Article: China Daily Sept 2016

Key Points

  • China will begin the review process on September 16, 2016 and is expected to last a year.
  • In September 2011, China initiated an anti-subsidy duty, ranging from 7.5% to 12.4%, on European potato starch.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In February 2013, after a one year process, China extended its anti-dumping duty on European potato starch for an additional five years.
  • In February 2012, China began reviewing its anti-dumping duty of European potato starch.
  • In 2007, China initiated anti-dumping duties on European potato starch. As a result, EU imports of potato starch face a 12.6% to 56.7% Chinese duty rate.
  • Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Beijing, China Starch Industry Association promotes the production and trade of Chinese starches and sugars. According to the association, in 2013, China produced approximately 23 million MTs of starch.

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