The National Corn Growers Association, U.S. Grains Council and Corn Refiners Association contend the Canada Border Services Agency’s decision to initiate an investigation into alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of grain corn by the
“The reality is this will end up hurting the Canadian agricultural industry as much as it hurts the
The complaint was filed by the Ontario Corn Producers’ Association, the Federation des producteurs de cultures commerciales du Quebec and the Manitoba Corn Growers Association Inc. The associations allege dumping and subsidizing of grain corn in all forms from the
Grain corn in all forms includes whole kernel corn and grain corn that have been processed in a limited way by cracking, crushing, rolling, grinding or flaking. It includes ground corn such as corn flour, corn grits, corn meal, corn bran, sharps and other residues, corn which is hulled, sliced or kibbled, as well as grain corn mixed with other grains and oilseed (such as millet) that can be separated from the grain corn after importation. The product definition also includes white dent corn.
“Negotiation is always preferable to litigation. Our respective grain sectors have much more to gain from working collaboratively to open new markets for the grain sector and its valued-added products,” says Audrae Erickson,
“The argument that
According to a joint statement made by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns and U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman, the
Canadian imports of
The investigation is expected to take several months to complete.
National Corn Growers Association