China re-opens for US sorghum

25-05-2018 | |
Photo: Henk Riswick
Photo: Henk Riswick

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce has terminated its anti-dumping and countervailing duty cases related to US sorghum and revoked preliminary duties on imports of the grain.

According to the US Grains Council, this is good news for US sorghum producers and exporters and US agriculture as a whole. This decision has to increased prices for sorghum farmers nearing harvest and caused at least some shipments of US sorghum on the water to turn back to China.

The shift in China’s approach to sorghum came following significant efforts by the US sorghum industry to respond to the investigations China brought earlier this year. The Chinese announcement indicated that a review of the evidence in the cases showed the duties would harm the Chinese feed industry and consumers, an argument made by the US sorghum industry in its extensive defence as part of the pending cases.

Read the full story at the website of US Grains Council.

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Emmy Koeleman Freelance editor