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Japan Buys Sorghum Amid U.S.-China Trade Spat

Country bought grain previously bound for China

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Japanese buyers have bought between 150,000 and 180,000 tonnes of U.S. sorghum carried by three vessels previously bound for China amid a trade spat between Beijing and Washington, five industry sources with knowledge of the deals told Reuters.

The cargoes were among roughly two dozen bought by China but left stranded after Beijing announced last month it would hit U.S. imports with a 178.6% deposit on the value of sorghum shipments, amid escalating trade tensions.

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