China im­poses anti-dump­ing mea­sures on US

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

China’s Min­istry of Com­merce has im­posed anti-dump­ing du­ties on dis­tiller’s dried grains (DDGs), a type of an­i­mal feed, from the US 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. The min­istry didn’t say when a fi­nal de­ci­sion is ex­pected.

As of Sept 23, im­porters of the prod­uct must place de­posits with Chi­nese cus­toms at 33.8 per­cent of the im­port value.

China is the world’s big­gest buyer of DDGs, the nu­tri­ent-rich byprod­uct of dry-milled ethanol pro­duc­tion, with most im­ports com­ing from the US.

The move comes a week af­ter the US filed a com­plaint with the World Trade Or­ga­ni­za­tion over Chi­nese sub­si­dies for do­mes­tic grain pro­duc­tion, which it said de­nies Amer­i­can farm­ers the abil­ity to com­pete on a level play­ing field. China re­sponded by say­ing it com­plied with WTO rules.

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