Anti-Dumping Investigation Against U.S. DDGS Terminated
China's Ministry of Commerce has announced that the anti-dumping investigation against U.S. DDGS exports to the country has been terminated. The anti-dumping petition was filed in December of 2010. According to the Ministry of Commerce - the applicants in the case withdrew their petition on May 10th. As a result - no anti-dumping tariffs will be imposed.
U.S. Grains Council President and CEO Tom Dorr says the Council immediately began to organize a response with U.S. stakeholders when the Chinese initiated the investigation. After determining the best approach to the situation - the Grains Council filed a brief indicating there were no injuries to China.
Dorr says the investigation has had an effect on the markets. In 2010 - Dorr says the U.S. exported 2.3-million tons of DDGS to China - exports fell to 1.6-million metric tons after the imposition of the investigation.
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