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China to review anti-subsidy duties on EU potato starch

Bag of food grade potato starch produced by Avebe and exported all over the world.

China will review anti-subsidy duties levied on potato starch imported from the EU as they are due to expire, the Ministry of Commerce announced on Wednesday.

The review was requested by China Starch Industry Association over concerns that should the duties be scrapped domestic producers would suffer.

During the investigation, which will start on Friday and will probably last a year, the current duties will continue to be levied.

Potato starch imports from the EU are subject to anti-subsidy duties ranging from 7.5 to 12.4 percent, according to an MOC ruling on Sept. 17, 2011.

The imports were also subject to anti-dumping duties ranging from 12.6 percent to 56.7 percent.

Potato starch is widely used in the food industry to make industrial materials, such as emulsifiers, as well as food products such as instant noodles.

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