China penalizes US DDGS suppliers

By Jane Byrne contact

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China's Ministry of Commerce has decided to impose anti-dumping duties on distiller's dried grains (DDGs) from the US, according to Xinhua news agency.

The Chinese officials said the domestic industry was ‘substantially’ harmed by the dumping of DDGs, the ministry said in its preliminary ruling following an investigation launched in January this year.

A petition for the probe was brought to the ministry by the China Alcoholic Drinks Association, and suggested that the US was selling the feed ingredient below market prices.

“Alcohol producers in China are at a disadvantage as they’re not able to sell DDGS at a competitive price because of the internal supply and demand politics," ​Tom Sleight, president and CEO of the US Grains Council, told this publication previously.

The Council had come out strongly against the allegations by the Chinese authorities, saying they were unwarranted and false and that US trading practices on DDGS were fair.

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