USDA fighting back against Brazil’s 20% ethanol tariff

February 15, 2018 |

In Washington, Platts reports that the USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service plans to fight back hard against Brazil’s 20% tariff on ethanol imports above 600 million liters per year or 150 million liters per quarter, aimed at stemming US ethanol imports, especially during its inter-harvest season. Saying no stone will be left unturned, it’s all hands on deck at the FAS to get the issue sorted out in an effort to re-open the market. The Brazilian government is already in talks to trade ethanol access for beef exports.

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