Tag: Argentina

European Union confirms reopening of market to Argentine biodiesel

European Union confirms reopening of market to Argentine biodiesel

September 19, 2017 |

In Belgium, the European Commission confirmed it would reduce anti-dumping import duties on Argentine biodiesel in line with the World Trade Organization ruling two years ago that said the duties were too high. The European biodiesel industry has voiced concerns that a return to Argentine imports will hurt their industries, while the Argentine industry is […]

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Anti-dumping duties on Argentina aren’t the jump start the US industry needs

Anti-dumping duties on Argentina aren’t the jump start the US industry needs

September 18, 2017 |

In Iowa, biodiesel plants aren’t likely to invest in further production despite the anti-dumping tariffs lobbed on Argentina because without the $1 blending credit, they’re still not as competitive due to logistics costs. The tariff, in essence, just boosted the cost of feedstock thanks to a lack of foreign competition and will instead lead to […]

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Argentine biodiesel already on its way to Europe as anti-dumping duties fall

Argentine biodiesel already on its way to Europe as anti-dumping duties fall

September 14, 2017 |

In Argentina, vessels of biodiesel are loaded and en route to Europe in anticipation of anti-dumping duties fall to 10% or below later this month. Exports are starting off slowly but a local industry association believes figures could return to similar to 2013 at 1.1 million metric tons when the anti-dumping duties were slapped on […]

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Argentina boosts biodiesel prices and resumes export tax

Argentina boosts biodiesel prices and resumes export tax

September 7, 2017 |

In Argentina, after the government raised ethanol prices by just over 1% over August, it also raised biodiesel prices by about 2.7% in September for oil companies who must achieve the 10% blending mandate with prices varying depending on the type of producer from $703.3 per metric ton for the largest, integrated producers to $907.7 […]

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European Commission to drop antidumping duties on Argentine biodiesel by September 28

European Commission to drop antidumping duties on Argentine biodiesel by September 28

September 7, 2017 |

In Belgium, the European Commission will by September 28 cut antidumping duties on Argentine biodiesel imports to between 4.5% and 8.1% from the 22% and 25.7% levels set in November 2013 following a World Trade Organization ruling in October 2016. The WTO that said the duties were too high and led to Argentina losing $1.3 […]

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Argentina raises ethanol prices slightly for September

Argentina raises ethanol prices slightly for September

September 5, 2017 |

In Argentina, the government raised sugarcane ethanol prices 1.3% for September to 98 cents per liter and corn-based ethanol 1.7% to 79 cents per liter. Oil companies are required to buy ethanol from producers at prices set by the agriculture ministry in order to achieve the mandated 12% ethanol blend. The ministry is allowed to […]

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Summer rains hit German rapeseed crop hard but market still waiting for EU’s Argentine decision

Summer rains hit German rapeseed crop hard but market still waiting for EU’s Argentine decision

September 5, 2017 |

In Germany, persisting summer rains have damaged the rapeseed crop to the point where European production is seen falling to just 21.6 million metric tons. French production will help to offset yield losses but Germany’s crop will still negatively impact supplies. Supply tightness will provide support to rapeseed oil prices in the face of pressure […]

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Argentina’s industry mixed on views regarding the impact on soy from US biodiesel duties

Argentina’s industry mixed on views regarding the impact on soy from US biodiesel duties

September 4, 2017 |

In Argentina, the agriculture industry has mixed views regarding the impact of US anti-dumping duties on Argentine biodiesel import will have on soy prices, with the national oilseeds industry chamber predicting disaster while one of the country’s top farming associations, Sociedad Rural Argentina, said that there were plenty of other destinations for the country’s soy […]

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Chinese open up again for Argentine soy oil just in the nick of time

Chinese open up again for Argentine soy oil just in the nick of time

August 28, 2017 |

In Argentina, while the US biodiesel market closed, the Chinese soy oil market reopened following nearly a year when its doors too were closed. In 2015, Argentina exported $1.4 billion worth of soy oil to China. The reopening of the market is as a result of an agreement reached by the heads of state of […]

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US Embassy in Argentina working with local authorities on biodiesel

US Embassy in Argentina working with local authorities on biodiesel

August 28, 2017 |

In Argentina, continuing the Trump administration’s tradition of vague tweets, the charge d’affaires of the US Embassy in Buenos Aires said in a tweet that following a meeting with the country’s Foreign Minister and Production Minister that the two nations will work together on issues regarding biodiesel and agriculture. The announcement came days after the […]

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