Dear U.S. Grains Council Members,
The U.S. Grains Council is pleased that China’s Ministry of Commerce announced the anti-dumping investigation against U.S. DDGS exports to China has been terminated. In the announcement, the Ministry of Commerce stated that the applicants in the case withdrew their petition on May 10, 2012, which resulted in the Ministry terminating the investigation in accordance with China’s anti-dumping regulations. No anti-dumping tariffs will be imposed.
The Council is appreciative of the thoughtful and constructive way in which the various agencies in China involved with this process have collaborated to resolve this issue. The Council also commends the broad coalition of U.S. stakeholders that supported the Council’s legal efforts in this matter. The Council also extends its thanks to the numerous industry leaders and other stakeholders in China who are leading the growth and modernization of China’s livestock industry and who recognize the value of U.S. DDGS in that effort.
The anti-dumping petition was initially filed Dec. 28, 2010. The U.S. Grains Council immediately reached out to U.S. stakeholders to organize a response. The Council subsequently participated in evidentiary hearings in Beijing and has cooperated fully with the ongoing Chinese disposition of this case. The Council is gratified by the result and looks forward to continuing the mutually beneficial trade relationship between the two countries.
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