Tag: Argentina

Department of Commerce confirms final anti-dumping duties on Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel

Department of Commerce confirms final anti-dumping duties on Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel

November 9, 2017 |

In Washington, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the affirmative final determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia. Commerce determined that Argentina and Indonesia are providing unfair subsidies to its producers of biodiesel at rates from 71.45 to 72.28 percent and 34.45 to 64.73 percent, […]

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Argentina will fight US anti-dumping duties at WTO if agreement not reached

Argentina will fight US anti-dumping duties at WTO if agreement not reached

November 8, 2017 |

In Argentina, the government plans to fight the US’s anti-dumping duties on its biodiesel at the World Trade Organization if the US Department of Commerce doesn’t find a way to make a deal with the domestic biodiesel industry on imports, such as a proposed minimum price for Argentine biodiesel. The new president sees the trade […]

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Argentina expects biofuel exports to Europe to pass 500,000 tons in 2018

Argentina expects biofuel exports to Europe to pass 500,000 tons in 2018

November 7, 2017 |

In Argentina, following the drop in anti-dumping tariffs to a maximum of 8.1% in September, the biodiesel industry has already exported 300,000 tons to the European Union, and it expects exports will jump to at least 500,000 metric tons next year. Prior to 2013 when the tariffs of up to 25.7% were imposed, Europe had […]

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NBB warns against Argentine market distortion ahead of bilateral meeting

NBB warns against Argentine market distortion ahead of bilateral meeting

October 31, 2017 |

In Missouri, ahead of a meeting Nov. 1 between the U.S. and Argentine governments on biodiesel imports, the National Biodiesel Board’s CEO Donnell Rehagen issued the following statement: “From the beginning, the U.S. biodiesel industry has expressed a willingness to work out our differences with the government of Argentina—but the market distortion has to end. […]

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Department of Commerce hands down anti-dumping duties on Argentina and Indonesia

Department of Commerce hands down anti-dumping duties on Argentina and Indonesia

October 24, 2017 |

In Washington, the Department of Commerce found in its initial report that Indonesian and Argentine biodiesel were being sold at prices below market value and as such lobbed anti-dumping duties on the two countries at 50.71% for the former and between 54.36% to 70.05% for the latter. Argentina responded saying the decision didn’t make much […]

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Biodiesel production up 8% in July in key Argentine region

Biodiesel production up 8% in July in key Argentine region

October 4, 2017 |

In Argentina, biodiesel production grew more than 8% in July in the key area of Santa Fe, with total production for the year through July reaching 1.2 million metric tons. The region’s 16 main producers accounted for 76% of national production that month, with about three-quarters of the volume destined for exports. More than 1.05 […]

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Argentina seeking deal with US to set floor price for biodiesel imports

Argentina seeking deal with US to set floor price for biodiesel imports

October 2, 2017 |

In Argentina, rather than be saddled by anti-dumping tariffs of up to 64.17% that keep its biodiesel out of the US market, the government is instead negotiating with the US Commerce Department to set a minimum price for Argentine biodiesel that would ensure it didn’t compete unfairly with domestic biodiesel production. Though Argentina’s government is […]

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European Biodiesel Board preparing to launch anti-subsidy case against Argentina

European Biodiesel Board preparing to launch anti-subsidy case against Argentina

September 28, 2017 |

In Belgium, the European Biodiesel Board (EBB) is preparing to launch an anti-subsidy case against Argentine an biodiesel imports, following last week decision by the European Union (EU) to significantly lower the anti-dumping duties for the country. The EBB is highly concerned about the impact that Implementing Regulation 2017/1578 is having on the EU market. […]

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Argentine biodiesel imports weigh on EU FAME 0 premium

Argentine biodiesel imports weigh on EU FAME 0 premium

September 26, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, an expected increase in Argentine biodiesel imports following the lowering of anti-dumping duties by the European Commission has pushed the FAME 0 premium against gasoil futures down to a five-month low to $369/mt FOB ARA. Demand for FAME 0 typically falls in winter as blenders switch to rapeseed-based biodiesel that has a […]

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Argentina cancels purchase for four French vessels in retaliation over biodiesel duty complaints

Argentina cancels purchase for four French vessels in retaliation over biodiesel duty complaints

September 20, 2017 |

In Argentina, the president has lashed out at France following French and German rapeseed producers threatening to take the European Commission recent slashing of anti-dumping imports back to the World Trade Organization. To demonstrate his displeasure with the European threats, he proceeded to cancel the purchase of four French ocean patrol vessels, which could become […]

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