WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2017 – A feared final ruling Tuesday by China’s Commerce Ministry to slap import duties on U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) will effectively kill U.S. exports to the country, U.S. Grains Council President Tom Sleight said today.

China issued a preliminary decision on the duties in September and finalized the ruling Tuesday.

Sleight said the new anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing duties (CVD), together with existing duties and taxes, would total roughly 90 percent of the price of U.S. DDGS.