China will extend anti-dumping probe on imports of U.S. DDGs


China’s Commerce Ministry says it will extend an anti-dumping probe on imports of U.S. distillers’ dried grains (DDGs) until June 28 next year before making a final ruling. The ministry launched an investigation a year ago, which threatened trade that grew immensely in 2009 and 2010 (when China became the world’s largest importer).

Total DDG imports in the first 11 months of this year since the probe, fell 48 percent from a year earlier to 1.5 million metric tons. Four Chinese ethanol producers requested the investigation by the ministry. But feed mills oppose the probe, which has pushed up prices of the feed ingredient and for meat.