China Presents Tax-Free Quota For 10 Million Tons Of US Soybean Procure

In the last week, Beijing offered major Chinese and global soybean processors waivers that will let off the firms from steep levies on imports of at least 10 million tons of the U.S. soybeans, as per two sources. However, the waivers failed to let loose a flood of abrupt procure as the U.S. prices stayed very high, as said by U.S. export traders. The market conditions have persisted to determine Chinese procure in the last couple of weeks in spite of the U.S. President Donald Trump’s declarations of a wave of impending sales. The allowance to import U.S. soybeans was presented to state-led crushers, privately held crushers and top global trading houses having crushing plants across China at a meeting called by the state planner, reported the sources.

The bids for U.S. soybeans exported to China were almost 15 cents per bushel below exporter offers, one U.S. broker asserted, which is a broad spread signifying that sales were not looming. The broker added, “The prices were a bit too high at the moment.” Still, exporters were struggling for soybeans shipped to Gulf Coast shipping terminals in anticipation of next purchases, with proposals for November and December arrivals up by 4 to 6 cents per bushel, traders said.

On a related note, after trade talks in the U.S., China ramped up for Brazilian soya purchases. Chinese importers had been busy booking new procures of soybeans from Brazil this week, in spite of the White House declaration that China had approved to purchase minimum $50 Billion of the U.S. farm commodities yearly during trade talks in the last week. Two traders reported that China had booked minimum eight boatloads—or 480,000 Tons worth $173 Million—of Brazilian soybeans. Whilst Brazil is China’s biggest soybean supplier and large procures from Brazil are offbeat at this time of year.