China to levy five-year anti-dumping, anti-subsidy duties on US DDGS


China’s Ministry of Commerce said it has decided to impose both anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on imports of US distiller's dried grains (DDGs) for five years, effective Jan 12. The anti-dumping duties are mostly set at 50.0%, with anti-subsidy duties at about 11.2%.

The levies follow an investigation launched in early 2016 and preliminary rulings from September when importers were required to place deposits with Chinese customs at 33.8% and over 10.0% respectively of the import value. Data from China’s Ministry of Agriculture shows that the nation imported 3 million tonnes of DDGS in the first 11 months of 2016, down 53.2% from a year earlier.


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