Skip to content
Subscriber Only

China to Probe U.S. Sorghum Subsidies

  • Commerce Ministry says it has evidence of American subsidies
  • Decision follows Trump’s new tariffs on solar panels, washers
Shanghai Cop Grows Superfood in Oz Outback for China's Hipsters

Photographer: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

China said it started a one-year anti-subsidy investigation into grain sorghum imported from the U.S., further fueling trade tensions between the world’s two biggest economies.

The Commerce Ministry said it has initial evidence that the U.S. government subsidizes grain sorghum, according to a statement released Sunday. The ministry said it will probe imports from January 2013 to October 2017 and while it aims to complete the inquiry by next February, it could potentially extend until August 2019.