Announcement No. 38 of the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China on the preliminary ruling on the anti-dumping investigation against imported sorghum originating in the United States
【Publishing Unit】 Ministry of Commerce
[Published Document Number] Announcement No. 38 of 2018
[release date] April 17, 2018
According to 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 authority) issued the 12th Announcement No. 12 of 2018, deciding to import goods originating in the United States. Gao Wei conducted an anti-dumping investigation.
The investigation authority investigated whether the products under investigation had dumping and dumping margins, whether the products under investigation caused damage and damage to China's domestic industry, and the causal relationship between dumping and damage. According to the investigation results and the provisions of Article 24 of the Anti-Dumping Regulations, the investigation authority made a preliminary ruling (see attachment). The relevant matters are hereby announced as follows:
I. Initial ruling
The investigation authority initially determined that the import sorghum originating in the United States was dumped, the 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, importers shall, when importing the products under investigation, provide the corresponding customs deposits to the Customs of the People's Republic of China according to the margin ratios of the companies determined in this preliminary decision.
The specific description of the products under investigation is as follows:
Scope of investigation: Imported sorghum originating in the United States.
Product name 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 sorghum grain usually has a thousand-grain weight of 35.0 g or less, and also includes a large-grain variety of 35.0 g or more.
Main use: It can be used directly, and can also be used for brewing, feed, energy processing, etc.
The product belongs to the "People's Republic of China Import and Export Tariff" 10079000.
The margin ratios levied on each company are as follows:
1. New Valley Company 178.6%
2. Dwight and Adam Baldwin Farms 178.6%
3. J&C Joint Farm 178.6%
4, Larry Darsten 178.6%
5. China Kansas Cooperative 178.6%
6. Texas Oldham Growers Grain Cooperative 178.6%
7. Li Whitaker 178.6%
8. Green Gold Farm 178.6%
9, Kent Martin 178.6%
10. Michael T. Baker 178.6%
11. Steven R Arnold 178.6%
12. Billy Bob Brown 178.6%
13, Circle P Farm 178.6%
14, Craig A Bonal 178.6%
15. Hendricks Brothers 178.6%
16, Louise Lee Whitaker 178.6%
17. R&K Farm Partnership 178.6%
18. William W Carmen 178.6%
19. Other US companies: 178.6%
Third, the method of collecting the deposit
Since April 18, 2018, when importing importers of sorghum originating in the United States, importers shall provide corresponding customs deposits to the Customs of the People's Republic of China in accordance with the dumping margins of the companies determined by this preliminary decision. The deposit is levied at the ad valorem of the customs-examined duty-paid price. The formula is: the amount of the deposit = (the customs-certified duty-paid price × the margin collection ratio) × (1 + import link VAT rate).
All interested parties may submit written comments to the investigation authority within 10 days from the date of publication of this announcement.
Ministry of Commerce
April 17, 2018