China: MOFCOM Drops AD and CVD Investigations on imports of U.S. Sorghum

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)

On May 18, 2018 MOFCOM announced that it will drop its antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing (CVD) duty investigation on imports of U.S. sorghum, which was initiated on February 4 and resulted in the collection of cash deposits for a 178.6 percent temporary AD duty starting on April 18. As a result of its investigation, MOFCOM ruled that it will no longer collect the 178.6 percent AD deposit on U.S. sorghum imports and will return any collections of the deposit received to date. The announcement cited three reasons for ending the investigation: (1) it did not serve China’s public interest (2) it harmed Chinese farmers and downstream industry and (3) it raised living costs for consumers. This GAIN report contains an unofficial translation of MOFCOM’s latest announcement. 

China: MOFCOM Drops AD and CVD Investigations on imports of U.S. Sorghum


Related Reports

On January 4, 2023, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) National Health Commission (NHC), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), and State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR) jointly announced the publication of a new National Food Safety Standard for 112 Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) in Foods.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Philippines: Corn TRQ Administration

The Philippines maintains a Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) for corn (H.S. 1005). Following the reduction of tariffs in 2022 and their extension in 2023, significant interest in how to access the in-quota tariff ensued, and in turn, so followed widespread concern among local stakeholders for the process being anti-competitive, outdated, and potentially inconsistent with the Philippines' commitments with trading partners.
On February 15, 2023, Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/334 amending Annexes II and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 lowering the maximum residue levels (MRLs) for clothianidin and thiamethoxam in or on certain products was published in the Official Journal (OJ).