China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has announced it will now impose an anti-subsidy duty on U.S. imports of distillers’ dried grains (DDGS) (with or without solubles), in addition to the anti-dumping duties announced last week. The anti-subsidy duties will be implemented as of September 30 and range from 10 to 10.7 percent.
The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) are disappointed that China believes DDGS are being unfairly subsidized by U.S. government entities and have caused injury to the China’s DDGS industry. “U.S. DDGS have not caused any injury to China’s DDGS producers,” said a statement from the organizations. “This announcement is not a surprise given MOFCOM’s treatment of the U.S. DDGS industry last week.”
The groups “will continue cooperating fully with these investigations, and we remain hopeful that MOFCOM will find in its final determination that continued access for U.S. DDGS is in China’s interest.”