National Sorghum Producers expressed the organization is “deeply disappointed” in the preliminary antidumping determination issued by China’s Ministry of Commerce.
China slapped a 179 percent tariff on U.S. sorghum imports. China is the largest buyer of U.S. sorghum products, purchasing more than $900 million worth last year.
National Sorghum Producers released a statement Tuesday, saying U.S. sorghum producers and exporters have not caused any injury to China’s sorghum industry. NSP says it has submitted “several thousand pages of data demonstrating conclusively that U.S. sorghum is neither dumped nor causing any injury to China.” The organization says the decision in China reflects a broader trade fight in which U.S. sorghum farmers are the victim, not the cause. Further, NSP says the organization is “evaluating all legal options moving forward.”
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.