Tag: Argentina

General Court of the European Union overturns biodiesel antidumping duties

General Court of the European Union overturns biodiesel antidumping duties

September 19, 2016 |

In Luxembourg, the General Court of the European Union has overturned the European Commission’s antidumping duties against Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel imposed in 2013 in a far reaching trade ruling that experts believe will even impact trade relations with China, who the EU believes to be dumping manufactured products such as steel. The Argentina Chamber […]

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ADM evaluating bids for US three ethanol plants

ADM evaluating bids for US three ethanol plants

September 15, 2016 |

In Argentina, ADM said it is evaluating bids on the three ethanol plants it is looking to sell in the US, with the CEO describing the bids as “very good,” saying there is a lot of competitive tension in the industry around acquiring the facilities. Bids received including offers for purchasing the ethanol plants out […]

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US imports of Argentine biodiesel could boost exports 80% in 2016

US imports of Argentine biodiesel could boost exports 80% in 2016

September 7, 2016 |

In Argentina, biodiesel import demand from the US could see Argentine exports soar 80% on the year to 1.4 million metric tons, helping to counteract a fall in demand from the European Union following anti-dumping tariffs lodged on Argentine biodiesel and the resulting WTO trade dispute. As much as 80% of the country’s biodiesel exports […]

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Argentina’s Q2 biodiesel exports triple on year

Argentina’s Q2 biodiesel exports triple on year

August 31, 2016 |

In Argentina, biodiesel exports during the second quarter tripled compared to the same period last year at 404,215 metric tons. The jump in exports was supported by a 56% increase in production during the period to 704,717 tons with a total of 1.1 million tons produced in 2016 through June, up nearly 42% on the […]

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Argentina raises ethanol prices again for August

Argentina raises ethanol prices again for August

August 8, 2016 |

In Argentina, the energy minister has boosted sugarcane ethanol prices to 90 cents per liter for August, up slightly more than 2% on the month but nearly 39% higher than August 2015. Corn ethanol prices are 70% higher on the year but up less than 1% over July at 85 cents per liter. Oil companies […]

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Argentine biodiesel production and exports recovering

Argentine biodiesel production and exports recovering

August 3, 2016 |

In Argentina, biodiesel production is recovering with the main province of Santa Fe producing 842,000 metric tons of the soy-based fuel during the first five months of the year, up 43% from the same period in 2015. Exports also rose significantly, reaching 414,000 tons, more than 271% higher than last year. Domestic sales are down […]

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Brazil wants ethanol to be part of EU-Mercosur trade deal

Brazil wants ethanol to be part of EU-Mercosur trade deal

July 11, 2016 |

In Belgium, Argentina isn’t the only country that wants Europe to make room for its biofuels as part of the current trade negotiations with Mercosur, but Brazil also wants in on the party. The country’s trade minister recently met with the EU’s trade commissioner where he stressed the importance of including ethanol trade in the […]

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Argentina wants EU to play nice on biodiesel to finalize Mercosur trade deal

Argentina wants EU to play nice on biodiesel to finalize Mercosur trade deal

July 4, 2016 |

In Belgium, Argentina’s president in meeting with the European Commission this week has said that breaking the impasse on anti-dumping duties lodged against the country’s biodiesel exports was a way to move forward the trade agreement between the EU and Mercosur countries. A first offer on trade concessions was made in May 2015 but now […]

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Higher soy oil prices rekindle food vs fuel debate in Argentina

Higher soy oil prices rekindle food vs fuel debate in Argentina

June 7, 2016 |

In Argentina, soy oil prices on the Chicago markets have jumped 30% since early March, which has led to a return of the food vs fuel debate locally. The fact that less than 20% of the oilseed is actually oil, the local industry argues that if demand for biodiesel increases and farmers respond with more […]

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Argentina follows EU to appeal WTO biodiesel dumping duties decision

Argentina follows EU to appeal WTO biodiesel dumping duties decision

June 2, 2016 |

In Switzerland, on May 31 Argentina also appealed the World Trade Organization decision regarding the EU’s anti-dumping duties on Argentina’s biodiesel exports to the trade bloc despite winning a majority of the issues during the dispute panel process. The European Union already appealed on May 20 the decision challenging three of the decisions while Argentina […]

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