Editor’s note: Dried Distiller Grains are an important byproduct from ethanol production that is used as an animal feed and that helps make the process profitable.
A statement from the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA):
“We are disappointed that the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM) has issued a preliminary determination claiming U.S. dried distiller’s grains with or without solubles (DDGS) are being unfairly subsidized by U.S. government entities and have caused injury to the China’s DDGS industry.
“U.S. DDGS have not caused any injury to China’s DDGS producers. This announcement is not a surprise given MOFCOM’s treatment of the U.S. DDGS industry last week.
“U.S. DDGS play an important role in protecting Chinese feed producers and households against unpredictable swings in global commodity prices.
“We will continue cooperating fully with these investigations, and we remain hopeful that MOFCOM will find in its final determination that continued access for U.S. DDGS is in China’s interest.”