China investigates US DDGS dumping

China’s investigation of U.S. DDGS imports called surprising and could disrupt trade, says USGC President and CEO.

January 5, 2011

China’s Ministry of Commerce said it will investigate whether or not DDGs are being dumped into the Chinese market from the United States and whether or not such dumping is damaging China’s own DDG industry.

"China’s investigation of U.S. DDGS imports is surprising and could be disruptive to trade", Thomas C. Dorr, USGC President and CEO said in a statement.

“The U.S. Grains Council has a 25 year history of market development and capacity building programs in China and values the U.S.-China market and trade relationship. China is a critical partner in trade and an important market for the United States.

“China’s unusual market and supply volatility over the last two years has resulted in new global trade flows. As trade flows change, it should perhaps not be surprising there would be an adjustment period in response to unprecedented demand.

“The United States takes pride in being a reliable supplier of high-quality feed and food grains and its ability to rapidly respond to global market demands.

“The mission of the U.S. Grains Council is to help keep markets open and support the free flow of goods. The Council looks forward to continuing the strong trade relationship with buyers and end-users of U.S. goods in China and encourages a positive resolution to the investigation.”