August 15, 2011
The China National Feed Industry Association said Friday (Aug 12) it will continue to maintain strong ties with US exporters of distillers' dried grains (DDGS), a corn-based animal feed that is the subject of a bilateral trade dispute.
The association will also try to request a "very limited" duty on US DDGS in China's pending anti-dumping investigation, the council said.
Trade tensions over these US exports to China heightened late last year, after the US Trade Representative complained about Chinese wind-power subsidies, apparently sparking a Chinese retaliatory anti-dumping probe into the feedstock in December.
However, China grain officials have suggested the probe will likely favour "lower-than-expected" anti-dumping duties.