Statement from U.S. DDGS Organizations on China Preliminary Determination in Countervailing Duties Investigation
WASHINGTON — A statement from the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA):
“We are disappointed that the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM) has issued a preliminary determination claiming U.S. dried distiller’s grains with or without solubles (DDGS) are being unfairly subsidized by U.S. government entities and have caused injury to the China’s DDGS industry.
“U.S. DDGS have not caused any injury to China’s DDGS producers. This announcement is not a surprise given MOFCOM’s treatment of the U.S. DDGS industry last week.
“U.S. DDGS play an important role in protecting Chinese feed producers and households against unpredictable swings in global commodity prices.
“We will continue cooperating fully with these investigations, and we remain hopeful that MOFCOM will find in its final determination that continued access for U.S. DDGS is in China’s interest.”
About the Renewable Fuels Association
The Renewable Fuels Association is the leading trade association for America’s ethanol industry. Its mission is to advance the development, production, and use of ethanol fuel by strengthening America’s ethanol industry and raising awareness about the benefits of renewable fuels. RFA’s members are working to help America become cleaner, safer, more energy independent and economically secure. For more information, visit EthanolRFA.org.
About Growth Energy
Growth Energy is a group committed to the promise of agriculture and growing America’s economy through cleaner, greener energy. Growth Energy members recognize America needs a new ethanol approach. Through smart policy reform and a proactive grassroots campaign, Growth Energy promotes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, expanding the use of ethanol in gasoline, decreasing our dependence on foreign oil, and creating American jobs at home. More information can be found at GrowthEnergy.org.
About the U.S. Grains Council
The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, grain sorghum and related products. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture’s profitability. Detailed information about the Council and its programs is contained on its website www.grains.org.