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Chinese buyers back in market

Soybean processors in China granted waivers

By Bloomberg News

Chinese buyers are back in the market for American soybeans after crushers in the Asian nation were granted a new round of tariff waivers, according to people familiar with the matter.

Soybean processors in China were granted permission to buy another 10 million metric tons of U.S. supplies without retaliatory duties, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. On Tuesday, buyers were seeking cargoes for late this year and early next, the people said.

The bids mark a return to the American market after Chinese buyers recently picked up cargoes in Brazil, where prices have been more attractive to Asian crushers. This would be a third round of waivers, with about 5 million tons granted previously.

China’s Ministry of Commerce didn’t immediately respond to a fax seeking comment outside of normal business hours.

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