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 Article: Sept 2016

Key Point

  • Beginning on 23 September 2016, Chinese importers of American DDGS must pay a cash deposit of 33.8% of the total import value.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In September 2016, the USA appealed to the WTO to investigate the legality of China’s market price support (i.e. subsidies) for domestic producers of rice, wheat, and corn.
  • In 2013, the US exported more than 9 million MTs of DDGS (dried distiller grains), with China accounting for 34.2% of purchases.

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