Upcoming Export Exchange More Important Than Ever

RFA CEO previews 2016 event in light of China action against DDGS

With the recent action taken by China against imports of U.S. dried distillers grains (DDGS), the upcoming Export Exchange is more important than ever to expand export opportunities for the ethanol co-product used as livestock feed. This year will be the third Export Exchange, an event sponsored every two years by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) to connect international buyers with domestic sellers of U.S. coarse grains and co-products. The Exchange will be held this year October 24-26 in Detroit, Michigan.

In this Ethanol Report, RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen talks about what's on tap for this year's event.

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The recent action taken by China against imports of U.S. dried distillers grains (DDGS) makes the upcoming Export Exchange more important than ever to expand export opportunities for the ethanol co-product used as livestock feed. This year will be the third Export Exchange, sponsored every two years by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) to connect international buyers with domestic sellers of U.S. coarse grains and co-products, according to RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen.

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Dinneen says China has been a major market for U.S. DDGS.

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Earlier this year, China opened an anti-dumping investigation against U.S. DDGS exporters and in the past week has imposed duties on the product, which Dinneen says makes developing additional markets imperative.

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Dinneen says the 2016 Export Exchange will offer lots of opportunities for expanding markets.

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The Export Exchange will be held October 24-26 in Detroit, Michigan. More information can be found at ExportExchange.org.