NAEGA is gathering information and responding to a recent notification that Peru has begun a Countervailing Duty investigation into U.S. origin corn. On Wednesday, July 25 NAEGA was informed that Peru’s National Institution for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI) initiated an investigation into alleged subsidies for yellow corn originating from the United States. According to documents issued by INDECOPI, the Peruvian government plans to investigate U.S. yellow corn producers during the period of January – December of 2017 for actionable subsidies under World Trade Organization rules.
At this time NAEGA's actions are limited to gathering relevant information and sharing it with members. Please see the below information on the case provided by the U.S. Trade Representative and USDA FAS Post.
- Tentative Schedule
- Peru National Register Notification - Spanish Original
- Unofficial Translation - Peru National Register Notification
NAEGA also invites members to participate in a U.S. government inter-agency meeting between the U.S. Trade Representative, the USDA and other officials to discuss the official U.S. response. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 7 in Washington, D.C.