China applies antidumping deposit to American sorghum.


China has announced significant anti-dumping measures against us sorghum imports as the multibillion-dollar trade dispute between the two countries continues.
China says American importers will have to pay a temporary 178.6% down payment on Wednesday’s import value.
China launched a probe into American sorghum imports in February.
Us growers are “very disappointed” with the findings and are considering legal action to respond.
Sorghum is a grain that is mainly used to raise livestock, but it is also used to make ethanol or drink alcohol.
The United States is the world’s leading sorghum producer and China’s largest supplier of sorghum. China USES its sorghum imports to feed its farm animal and spirits industry.
Analysts said China’s provisional anti-dumping duties on the product were quite high, and some future shipments could be cancelled.
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Beijing also continues to claim that the us is dumping its products at below-market prices, hurting Chinese farmers and manufacturers. It also says the United States unfairly penalizes it and continues to say it is not afraid of a trade war.
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The us trade representative said it would review China’s actions on American sorghum and would consider submitting it to the world trade organisation.
Behind sorghum development

China’s investigation into the sorghum industry in February found that us companies have been selling sorghum to China at below-market prices, a practice known as dumping.
Sorghum China, said the United States market share jumped from 8% in 2013 to 61% in 2016, and from the United States imports of sorghum prices from $289.61 a tonne in 2013 fell to $214.78 a tonne in 2016.
“Chinese industry has been hurt in terms of production and financial conditions due to the influx of cheap imports,” the ministry of commerce told reporters in February.
But industry groups in the United States say American sorghum has not been dumped in China, and their sorghum producers and exporters have not done any harm to the Chinese sorghum industry.
“This decision reflects a broader trade struggle between us sorghum farmers who have become victims rather than causes,” said the us industrial group’s national sorghum producer.
“And American sorghum farmers should not pay the price for this larger struggle.”
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Some analysts said China’s latest move was a controversial tariff on imported washing machines and solar panels.
Others said the timing of the investigation was coincidental, and that the new deposit tax was not formally related to any specific measures, but only that sorghum was invested in the Chinese market.
Deborah Elms of the Asian trade centre told the BBC, “China seems to have good reason to investigate [the data on sorghum imports from the us].”
But she also warned that China’s recent moves could hurt both sides.
“American farmers will be hurt in the short term because I understand that these crops are mainly grown in China,” ms Elms said.
“In the long run, China’s farmers might because they depend on these imported products as a raw material for animal suffering, they may turn to other sources, but it will take time and to spend more,” she continued.
“In a trade war, the winners are often very few. In this case, the winner is likely to be an alternative raw material producer in other countries, such as Canada or Vietnam.”


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