China Drops Investigations, Top Market for Sorghum Reopens

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

China has dropped its anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations into U.S. sorghum.

investigationsNational Sorghum Producers Chairman Don Bloss says NSP is “gratified” by the announcement and quick result. China has determined that the investigations do not serve public interest. Bloss says that NSP demonstrated that “we were helping, not injuring,” Chinese consumers and farmers.

The U.S. Grains Council also applauded the decision by China. Grains Council President and CEO Tom Sleight in a statement said the announcement is a “step in the right direction for U.S.-China trade relations.”

While U.S. sorghum exports to China won’t resume immediately, the announcement comes roughly a month before the U.S. sorghum harvest is set to begin, boding well for new-crop sales.

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.