On January11, 2017, the Ministry of Commerce released its Announcement No. 79 and No. 80, 2016, releasing its final ruling on anti-dumping and countervailing investigation against the distiller grain imported from the US. The Ministry of Commerce ruled that dumping and subsidy existed in the distiller grain imported from the US, and that the dumping and subsidy had caused substantial damage to China’s distiller grain industry, and there was casual relationship between the dumping and subsidy and the substantial damage. The Ministry of Commerce decided to levy anti-dumping and countervailing duties since January 12, 2017 for 5 years, and the rate is 42.2%-53.7% and 11.2%-12.0%.
On November 19 2015, Chinese domestic distiller grain industry submitted application to the Ministry of Commerce for anti-dumping and countervailing investigations. The application pointed out that the distiller grain products imported from the U.S. increased in recent years, which impacted Chinese domestic distiller grain industry, therefore, they asked the Ministry of Commerce to conduct anti-dumping and countervailing investigations against the above products. After review, the Ministry of Commerce considered the application accord with the regulations of the Anti-dumping Regulations and the Countervailing Regulations, and the Ministry of Commerce decided to launch the investigations since January 12, 2016. After that, the Ministry of Commerce conducted the investigations strictly according to Chinese laws and regulations, as well as the WTO rules, and released preliminary affirmative ruling on September 23 and September 28 on the basis of the preliminary investigations. Through further investigations, the Ministry of Commerce made the above final ruling.