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China Drops Investigations, Top Market for Sorghum Reopens

China Drops Investigations, Top Market for Sorghum Reopens
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2018

For more information:

Jennifer Blackburn
External Affairs Director
National Sorghum Producers
jennifer@sorghumgrowers.com
(806) 749-3478

China Drops Investigations, Top Market for Sorghum Reopens

LUBBOCK, TX – The Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China announced today it has terminated anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations into U.S. sorghum and the temporary anti-dumping deposit collected will be returned in full, stating these measures do not serve public interest. National Sorghum Producers Chairman Don Bloss, a sorghum producer from Pawnee City, Nebraska, released the following statement in response:

“National Sorghum Producers is gratified by this announcement and this quick result, which is a win for China and a win for America’s sorghum farmers. We agree that it is in China’s public interest to terminate these cases, and we look forward to deepening our trade ties with our Chinese partners and customers.

From the start, NSP cooperated fully with MOFCOM’s investigations, submitting thousands of pages of responses demonstrating U.S. sorghum was being fairly traded with China. We demonstrated that we were helping, not injuring, Chinese consumers and farmers, and it was in no one’s real interest to restrict this important trade.

We hope the dismissal of these cases reflects a lessening of trade tensions as our leaders continue to dialogue. Agricultural production and international trade is one of the United States’ greatest success stories.”

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National Sorghum Producers represents U.S. sorghum producers and serves as the voice of the sorghum industry coast to coast through legislative representation, regulatory representation and education. To learn more about NSP, visit www.sorghumgrowers.com.