Tweet In Switzerland, Argentina has made an official complaint against the European Union at the World Trade Organizations in the latest chapter in their on-going spat over alleged biodiesel dumping. Argentina is complaining about specific trade policies in Belgium, Spain, Poland, France and Italy.
Tweet In Argentina, the biodiesel blending mandate will boost to 10% from its current 7% as of June 1. The move appears to be related to the damage caused by flooding earlier this month at the country’s main oil refinery, leaving it running at half capacity, rather than because of a lack of exports due [...]
Tweet In Argentina, Carbio says that the biodiesel industry is running at 40% to 50% production capacity as a result of the anti-dumping investigation currently under way by the European Commission. The potential for duties has sent shockwaves through the industry and biodiesel exports have sunk, though they have been replaced by soy oil exports. [...]
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Tweet In Malaysia, palm oil biodiesel producers may be able to benefit from proposed trade sanctions the EU is looking to lodge against Indonesian and Argentine biodiesel exporters. The country’s five biodiesel facilities are running at full capacity in hopes of taking advantage of the EU’s enquiry on the impact of the export tax differentials [...]
Tweet In Germany, Oil World says that Argentina’s biodiesel exports have fallen so much as a result of trade disputes with the European Union that it is instead exporting soy oil. Biodiesel exports during January/February fell by half on the year to just 155,000 metric tons. February exports to the EU were just 45,000 tons [...]
Tweet In the Netherlands, a new report from Rabobank says both Argentina and Brazil face future growth challenges for their biodiesel industries, limited by policies relating to blending mandates, pricing and export incentives, as well as the dwindling support for first generation biofuels in the EU.
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Tweet In Argentina, the government has suspended its complaint to the World Trade Organization against Spain following Spain’s move to issue a new decree allowing Argentine biodiesel imports. Argentina says it is monitoring the situation closely and will re-instate its complaint if Spain moves to again put up trade barriers against its fuels.
Tweet In Spain, the Renewable Energy Producers Association, APPA, expects 2012 Argentine biodiesel imports to surpass 2011’s 723,000 metric tons. So far a total of 1.09 million tons have been imported this year through September, from all origins. About 54% of imports have been from Argentina while about 28% have come from Indonesia.