China extends anti-dumping probe on US distillers' grains imports
Case will continue through June 2012
China's Commerce Ministry has said that it will extend an anti-dumping probe on imports of U.S. distillers' dried grains until June 28, 2012, before making a final ruling, according to reports.
The extension is due to the case being "special and complicated," said the Ministry. The anti-dumping investigation was launched in December 2010, causing DDG imports in the first 11 months of 2011 to fall by 48% to 1.5 million metric tons. 2010 imports from the U.S. had previously grown 385% to 3.16 million metric tons, worth more than $753 million.