Ministry of Commerce Announcement No. 38 of 2018 Announcement on the Preliminary Ruling on Anti-dumping Investigation of Imported Sorghum Originated in the United States
[Publisher] People's Republic of China Ministry of Commerce
[Published Document] Announcement No. 38 of 2018
[release date] April 17, 2018
In accordance with the "Anti-dumping Regulations of the People's Republic of China" (hereinafter referred to as the "Anti-dumping Regulations"), on February 4, 2018, the Ministry of Commerce (hereinafter referred to as the investigation agency) issued the 12th Announcement of 2018, deciding to import from the United States Gao Yu conducted anti-dumping investigations.
The investigation authority investigated whether there was dumping and dumping margins in the products under investigation, whether the products under investigation caused damage and damage to Chinese domestic industries, and the causal relationship between dumping and damage. Based on the results of the investigation and the provisions of Article 24 of the Anti-dumping Regulations, the investigation agency made a preliminary ruling (see attached). The relevant matters are announced as follows:
First, preliminary ruling
The investigating authorities initially determined that there were dumping of imported sorghum originating in the United States, and that China's domestic sorghum industry was substantially damaged, and there was a causal relationship between dumping and substantial damage.
Second, the collection of deposit
According to the provisions of Articles 28 and 29 of the Anti-dumping Regulations, the investigation authority decided to implement temporary anti-dumping measures in the form of margin. Since April 18, 2018, when importing the imported products, the import operator shall provide the corresponding security to the Customs of the People's Republic of China on the basis of the margin ratios of the companies determined in the preliminary decision.
The specific description of the product under investigation is as follows:
Scope of investigation: Imported sorghum produced in the United States.
Name of product under investigation: Gaochun, also known as edible sorghum.
English name: Grain Sorghum
Product Description: Sorghum is a cereal crop with unique resistance and adaptability. The grains of sorghum usually have a 1000-grain weight of less than 35.0 g and also contain more than 35.0 g of very large grains.
The main purpose: can be directly consumed, can also be used for brewing, feed, energy processing.
The product is classified under "Import and Export Tariff of the People's Republic of China" under item 10079000.
The margin ratios levied on companies are as follows:
1, New Valley company 178.6%
2. Dwight and Adam Baldwin Farms 178.6%
3. J&C joint venture farm 178.6%
4, Larry Dashton 178.6%
5. China Kansas Cooperative Society 178.6%
6, Texas Oldham growers grain cooperatives 178.6%
7, Lee Whitaker 178.6%
8, Green Gold Farm 178.6%
9, Kent Martin 178.6%
10, Michael T Beck 178.6%
11. Steven R Arnold 178.6%
12. Billy Bob Brown 178.6%
13. Circle P Farm 178.6%
14. Craig A Bonnar 178.6%
15, Hendrix Brothers 178.6%
16, Louis Li Whitaker, 178.6%
17. R&K Farm Partnership 178.6%
18. William W. Carmen 178.6%
19. Other U.S. companies: 178.6%
Third, the method of collecting security
Since April 18, 2018, when importers import sorghum produced in the United States, they should provide corresponding guarantees to the Customs of the People's Republic of China on the basis of the dumping margins of the companies determined by the preliminary decision. The security deposit is calculated based on the ad valorem price of the customs-validated duty-paid price. The calculation formula is: margin amount = (customs-approved duty-paid price × margin levied rate) × (1 + value-added tax for import link).
Each interested party may submit written comments to the investigation agency within 10 days from the date of this announcement.
Ministry of Commerce
April 17, 2018
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