Canada Producers Not Affected by US Corn Imports

Ruling is effective immediately and ends $1.47 per bushel duty on U.S. corn.  Compiled by staff 

Published on: Apr 19, 2006

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal determined Canadian corn producers are not adversely affected by imports of unprocessed U.S. corn according to CITT's final ruling. The decision comes in response to allegations that U.S. dumping and subsidizing of grain corn harms Canadian producers.

The U.S. Corn Coalition – which includes the American Farm Bureau Federation, Corn Refiners Association, National Corn Growers Association and U.S. Grains Council –  says the decision Tuesday upholds the integrity of international trade law and ensures Canada will have enough corn to satisfy its domestic needs.

The CITT ruling is effective immediately and is in response to a determination in March by the Canadian Border Services Agency, which recommended a duty of $1.47 per bushel on U.S. corn be imposed for up to five years.