Friday, 18 May 2018

China drops sanctions probe into US sorghum imports, as two sides discuss ways of easing trade tensions

China says it is dropping an anti-dumping probe into sorghum imports from the US, as the two sides discuss ways of easing trade tensions.

In April, Beijing introduced a high tariff on the imports as part of a tit-for-tat trade spat between with the US.

But China's commerce ministry has now said the measures affect consumers and are not in the public interest.

The US is the world's leading producer of sorghum, and is the largest supplier of the grain to China.

Sorghum is a grain used primarily to feed livestock, but it is also used to create ethanol, or drinking alcohol.
China said a final ruling on whether to continue April's 178.6% tariffs would be made after a further investigation.

BBC      News.

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