Report Highlights:

On December 15, 2015, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) notified the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China that it has formally accepted petitions from Chinese distiller's dried grains with or without solubles (DDGS) producers for an antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigation against DDGS originating from the United States. This case applies to products under the tariff code 23033000.

General Information:

On December 15, 2015, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) notified the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China that it has formally accepted petitions from Chinese DDGS producers for an antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigation against DDGS originating from the United States. This case applies to products under the tariff code 23033000.

Under Chinese regulations, MOFCOM is required to make a decision on whether to initiate an investigation within 60 days of accepting a petition. However, MOFCOM often takes substantially less than the maximum 60 days to announce an investigation.

Chinese importers have been purchasing large quantities of U.S. origin DDGS in recent years in response to high Chinese domestic corn prices.

U.S. DDGS exports to China slowed, but did not stop, after China filed an AD case against U.S. DDGS in late 2010. China later dropped that case in 2012.