BEIJING: China has ordered importers of US sorghum to pay deposits for possible higher tariffs in an anti-dumping investigation, adding to mounting trade conflicts with Washington.
The Commerce Ministry said today in a preliminary ruling that US sorghum was being sold at improperly low prices. It said importers must post bonds of 178.6 per cent of their goods to cover possible anti-dumping duties while the probe is completed.
Tensions with Washington have worsened after President Donald Trump threatened to hike tariffs on Chinese goods in a dispute over technology policy.
Beijing has released its own list of US goods for possible retaliation.