Tag: Argentina

US extends and boosts antidumping duties on Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel imports

US extends and boosts antidumping duties on Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel imports

February 22, 2018 |

In Washington, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia. ‘Today’s decision allows U.S. producers of biodiesel to receive relief from the market-distorting effects of foreign producers dumping into the domestic market,’ said Secretary Ross. ‘While the United States […]

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UK launches investigation into alleged dumping of Argentine biodiesel

UK launches investigation into alleged dumping of Argentine biodiesel

February 20, 2018 |

In the UK, an investigation was announced in the Official Journal reference C34 on January 31, 2018, relating to imports of biodiesel originating in Argentina. The investigation must be concluded within 13 months, although it can be terminated earlier. A decision to impose provisional duties can be taken after a minimum of 60 days from […]

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US tells Argentina “no way, José” on proposed anti-dumping about face for biodiesel

US tells Argentina “no way, José” on proposed anti-dumping about face for biodiesel

February 7, 2018 |

In Argentina, the president met with the US’s secretary of state to discuss a wide range of trade and diplomacy issues, including the anti-dumping duties lobbed on Argentine biodiesel exports to the US. Although other trade issues such as Argentine lemons, steel and even aluminum appear to have gotten some traction, the secretary of state […]

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EU opens subsidy investigation against Argentine biodiesel imports

EU opens subsidy investigation against Argentine biodiesel imports

January 31, 2018 |

In Belgium, Reuters reports that as anticipated last week, the European Commission has gone ahead and launched an investigation into alleged subsidies provided by the Argentine government to boost biodiesel exports at prices that impede the competitiveness of the European biodiesel industry. Although anti-dumping tariffs against Argentine biodiesel imports were lowered in September, depending on […]

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Carbio says Argentina exported 600,000 tons of biodiesel to Europe September-mid-January

Carbio says Argentina exported 600,000 tons of biodiesel to Europe September-mid-January

January 30, 2018 |

In Argentina, Reuters reports that Carbio says the country’s biodiesel industry jumped on the opportunity to boost exports to Europe as soon as the tariffs came down in September with as much as 600,000 metric tons of biodiesel shifted between September and mid-January. That euphoria could be short-lived, however, as Europe is set to launch […]

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European Commission to take up investigation on Argentine biodiesel subsidies

European Commission to take up investigation on Argentine biodiesel subsidies

January 29, 2018 |

In Belgium, Reuters reports that this week the European Commission is expected to follow up on the European Biodiesel Board’s request to investigate alleged subsidies on Argentine biodiesel exports into Europe. The EBB requested an investigation into the subsidies on export taxes on soybeans that led to accusations of dumping, an investigation the EC is […]

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Argentina’s biodiesel exports broke record in 2017 but 2018 looks rough

Argentina’s biodiesel exports broke record in 2017 but 2018 looks rough

January 9, 2018 |

In Argentina, despite challenges in the biodiesel export market with the US and European Union, the country still managed to break its export record in 2017 at 1.68 million metric tons, according to data from Centro de Estudios del Sistema Agroalimentario (Ceagro) at the Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora. However, more than 1 million […]

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Carbio wants government to take US to WTO over biodiesel AD duties

Carbio wants government to take US to WTO over biodiesel AD duties

January 8, 2018 |

In Argentina, Carbio wants the government to take the US to the World Trade Organization and demand a reversal of the anti-dumping duties of up to 72.28% lobbed on their biodiesel that has all but closed off that market to them in no time flat. On the back of winning a similar case against the […]

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France requires 60pc GHG from ex-EU biodiesel imports

France requires 60pc GHG from ex-EU biodiesel imports

January 7, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, Argus Media reports that French biodiesel imports from outside the EU must have a minimum 60pc greenhouse gas savings value from 1 January — a measure that could have considerable impact on trade flows from Argentina. The law, thought to be an attempt to protect French biodiesel production from swelling Argentinian […]

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Grain workers strike impacts soybeans

Grain workers strike impacts soybeans

December 31, 2017 |

In Argentina, grains workers started a 48-hour strike in the city of Rosario, Argentina’s busiest port where 80% of Argentina’s agricultural exports are sent from on cargo ships headed to the shipping highways and byways of the South Atlantic. As the largest exporter of soymeal livestock feed and major supplier of corn and raw soybeans, […]

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