Tag: Argentina

EU files appeal in WTO dispute with Argentina over biodiesel dumping

EU files appeal in WTO dispute with Argentina over biodiesel dumping

May 23, 2016 |

In Switzerland, the European Union filed a notice of appeal on May 20 in the dispute with Argentina over anti-dumping measures on biodiesel from Argentina (DS473). Parties to a dispute can appeal a panel’s ruling. Appeals have to be based on points of law, such as legal interpretation — they cannot re-open factual findings made […]

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Argentina convinces Spain to open market back up to biodiesel

Argentina convinces Spain to open market back up to biodiesel

May 12, 2016 |

In Argentina, the government has come to an agreement with Spain to resume biodiesel exports to the country following a block that was meant to help support the domestic industry and keep cheaper Argentine product from flooding the market. The trade block came after Argentina appropriated the local branch of Spanish energy giant Repsol, YPF, […]

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Argentina’s biodiesel exports soar under new president’s policies

Argentina’s biodiesel exports soar under new president’s policies

May 9, 2016 |

In Argentina, the country’s new president has implemented new policies during his first few months in office that has helped agricultural exports, including biodiesel, to soar. Biodiesel exports jumped 107% since coming into office to $126 million. The country is trying to promote value added processing rather than exporting basic commodities so a 30% tax […]

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Argentina extends biodiesel support policy through year’s end

Argentina extends biodiesel support policy through year’s end

May 5, 2016 |

In Argentina, the government has extended the policy infrastructure it put in place the end of last year including elimination of excise taxes on biodiesel to support increased consumption of the fuel nationally. The policy will now be in effect through the end of 2016, extending it past its previous April 30 expiry date. It […]

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Argentina’s corn ethanol industry says its ready to boost production 60%

Argentina’s corn ethanol industry says its ready to boost production 60%

April 26, 2016 |

In Argentina, the corn ethanol industry says it is ready to step up to the challenge to significantly boost production in line with proposed blending mandates, with three operating facilities ready and able to expand production within the next 8 to 10 months. With expansion projects of $500 million each, they could boost production by […]

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Argentine biofuel industry says E26 policy impossible to achieve in 2017

Argentine biofuel industry says E26 policy impossible to achieve in 2017

April 25, 2016 |

In Argentina, the country’s biofuel industry says the government’s ambitions to boost the ethanol blend to 26% next year are impossible to achieve. The government’s commitment to the industry is appreciated, but more time and significant amounts of investment are required in order to achieve the targets for 2017. The government has raised the blend […]

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Argentina to boost ethanol blending to 26% next year

Argentina to boost ethanol blending to 26% next year

April 11, 2016 |

In Argentina, the government plans to introduce a 26% ethanol blending mandate from next year, a major increase from the current 12%, that will bring the country in line with other countries in the region such as Brazil and Paraguay who both have ethanol mandates of 25% or higher. The blend was raised from 10% […]

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Argentina boosts ethanol blend to 12%

Argentina boosts ethanol blend to 12%

April 4, 2016 |

In Argentina, the government has boosted the ethanol-blending mandate to 12% from the current 10% with immediate effect. The move is meant to help support sugarcane producers during a time of low sugar and ethanol prices, as promised by the president in February. Last year’s ethanol production rose more than 21% to 815,407 metric tons, […]

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WTO rules mostly in favor of Argentina on EU anti-dumping biodiesel tariffs

WTO rules mostly in favor of Argentina on EU anti-dumping biodiesel tariffs

March 30, 2016 |

In Switzerland, the World Trade Organization ruled that the European Union’s anti-dumping tariffs against Argentine biodiesel imports weren’t inherently illegal but ruled in favor of Argentina on several counts where the EU inconsistently applied the WTO’s antidumping rules, including how it calculated the tariffs. Both sides have 60 days to appeal the decision which the […]

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Argentina hits biodiesel industry again with another boost to export tax

Argentina hits biodiesel industry again with another boost to export tax

March 14, 2016 |

In Argentina, the government boosted the biodiesel export tax for March to 6.4% up from 3.9% in February in a move that will weak knee the biodiesel industry still roiling from import restrictions into the European market. Currently biodiesel producers are running at 60% of production capacity due to limited export opportunities, limited further by […]

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