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Announcement on Ruling of Review of Anti-dumping and Countervailing Measures on Imports of Distiller’s Dried Grains with or without Solubles

Announcement on Ruling of Review of Anti-dumping and Countervailing Measures on Imports of Distiller’s Dried Grains with or without Solubles in the United States
Issuing Authority: Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China
Document Number: Announcement No. 30 [2019]

On January 11, 2017, the Ministry of Commerce issued the Announcements No. 79 and No. 80 of 2016, deciding to take anti-dumping and countervailing measures against Distiller’s Dried Grains with or without Solubles (DDGs) originated in the U.S., and the announcement would be implemented for five years as of January 12, 2017.

On February 28, 2019, the U.S. Grains Council submitted to the Ministry of Commerce the Request on Terminating Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Measures on Imports of DDGs to China, in which it requested the Ministry of Commerce to take into consideration of major changes in China’s market and public interest of China and applied to review anti-dumping and countervailing measures taken against DDGs originated in the U.S. to terminate the anti-dumping and countervailing tariffs.

On April 15, 2019, the Ministry of Commerce issued the Announcement No. 18 of 2019 to decide to review the anti-dumping and countervailing measures against DDGs originated in the U.S.. Through the investigation and in accordance with the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Anti-dumping and the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Countervailing Measures, the Ministry of Commerce has made the ruling of the review. Relevant review matters are hereby announced as below:

I. Ruling

According to the investigation results, the Ministry of Commerce rules that it is necessary to retain anti-dumping duty and countervailing tariff on DDGs originated in the United States.

II. Anti-dumping and Countervailing Measures

According to the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Anti-dumping and the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Countervailing Measures, where the DDGs originated in the United States are imported, the import operators shall continue to pay corresponding anti-dumping and countervailing duties to China’s General Administration of Customs as per the regulations in the Announcements No. 79 and No. 80 of 2016 by the Ministry of Commerce.

III. Administrative Litigation and Administrative Reconsideration

According to Article 53 of the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Anti-dumping and Article 52 of the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Countervailing Measures, if a party is not satisfied with the decision of this review, it may apply for administrative reconsideration or institute the administrative litigation in the people’s court.

Information source: Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China
Date issued: June 19, 2019