China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC) announced Monday [26 September 2016] that it will extend anti-dumping duties on US white-feathered broiler chickens for another five years, starting Tuesday. China imposed anti-dumping duties on chicken products imported from the Unites States in September 2010, claiming that chicken products subsidized in the Unites States were being dumped on the Chinese market at lower than market prices…Full Article: China Daily Sept 2016

Key Point

  • China’s MOC stated that anti-dumping duties would remain at 46.6% to 73.8% on US white-feathered broiler chickens.

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. Shortly thereafter, China’s Ministry of Commerce initiated anti-dumping duties on American DDGS. The anti-dumping duty required Chinese importers of American DDGS to pay a cash deposit of 33.8% of the total import value.
  • In August 2016, China decided to extend its anti-dumping duties (ranging from 4% to 4.2%) on US poultry products for an additional five years. 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.
  • 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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