China Launches Dumping Probe into U.S. Sorghum Imports Amid Rising Trade Tension

China has launched an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation into imports of sorghum from the United States, the Ministry of Commerce said on Sunday, less than a fortnight after U.S. President Donald Trump slapped steep tariffs on imports of solar panels and washing machines.

Beijing’s action is expected to immediately hit demand for the upcoming U.S. sorghum crop, exports of which are largely used to feed China’s huge livestock sector, and send shivers through the entire U.S. farm sector.

China is the top buyer of U.S. sorghum as well as soybeans, the United States’ most valuable export to the world’s No. 2 economy.

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