SINGAPORE — China will maintain its anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs on distillers grains (DDGS) imports from the United States, Reuters reported.

DGDS is a byproduct of ethanol production and is used in animal feed. China first implemented the tariff in 2016 at a rate of 33.8%. Anti-dumping duties were increased to the current level of 42.2% to 53.7% in January 2017 and the anti-subsidy tariffs were raised to 11.2% to 12%.

An expiration review on the measures will start Jan. 12 and it should end before Jan. 12, 2023, China’s commerce ministry said.

The ministry received on Oct. 25 an application for expiration review from the China Alcoholic Drinks Association on behalf of China’s dried corn distiller’s grains industry.