Response to China AD/CVD action on U.S. Sorghum – IMMEDIATE

URGENT - Response to China Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Actions on U.S. Sorghum Imports

In order to assist needed exporter actions related to  China’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Actions on U.S. Sorghum Imports, NAEGA is cooperating with the U.S. Grains Council and National Sorghum Producers to provide for timely, consistent and coordinated responses and information sharing. 

All interested exporters should contact NAEGA immediately in order be included in this effort.

Background: This action comes against the backdrop of a number trade cases currently underway or recently completed between the U.S. and China, including steel, washing machines, solar panels and intellectual property.

On Sunday, February 4 the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China self-initiated trade remedy actions on imported sorghum originating in the United States.  The actions by the Bureau of Trade Relief are detailed in Notice 2018 No. 12 re: Article 18 of the "Anti-Dumping Regulations of the People's Republic of China” and the "Anti-subsidy Regulations of the People's Republic of China". Preliminary duties have been identified and are expected to be applied in a few months. The Ministry will now investigate over the next year whether the U.S. government subsidizes sorghum farmers, allowing exporters to sell into the Chinese market at a loss. 

The included request for exporter registration by February 24 results in a need for immediate action. 

NAEGA Annual Members Meeting – Scottsdale, AZ – March 19

Please make your plans and reserve your hotel rooms now for the 2018 NAEGA Annual Members meeting and committee meetings on March 18-19, 2018 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. All NAEGA member personnel are invited to attend and participate in all NAEGA meetings and events. A preliminary schedule includes:

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All NAEGA meetings and events will take place at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa at 6902 E Greenway Parkway Scottsdale, AZ. Westin Kierland is currently fully booked for during NAEGA’s Annual Meetings. However, if you wish to join a waitlist for a room at the Westin please email with your information.

Alternative hotel reservations are available. NGFA has secured a room block at the Courtyard North Scottsdale and the SpringHill Suites North Scottsdale for $259 per night plus tax. Both hotels are a short drive to the Westin Kierland, and shuttle service will be available. To make a reservation at either of these location please click here.

NGFA Convention
NAEGA’s annual meetings will once again take place alongside the National Grain and Feed Association’s Annual Convention on March 18-20. NAEGA members interested in attending part of the NGFA Convention can utilize a special NAEGA member rate of $300 for member personnel and $250 for spouses and guests. This rate includes events at the NGFA Convention on Sunday and Monday. A copy of the NGFA convention schedule can be found here.

To take advantage of the special NAEGA member rate should register here using the promo code NAEGA2018.

Trade Finance Advisory Council – Washington, D.C. – February 22

The U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council (TFAC) will hold a meeting on Thursday, February 22 at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave NW, 20230. The meeting will focus on possible recommendations on policies and programs that can increase awareness of, and expand access to, private export financing resources for U.S exporters. Attendees will also hear from officials from the Department of Commerce and other agencies on issues impacting the scope of their work and mission. The meeting is open to the public but please register here.