Tag: CHina

China says it is reviewing the need for anti-dumping measures on US-origin DDGS imports

China says it is reviewing the need for anti-dumping measures on US-origin DDGS imports

April 16, 2019 |

In China, Reuters reports that the government has started to review its tariff policy on US-origin DDGS as requested by the US Grains Council and others. Tariffs were first set in 2016 at 33.8% but were later raised to as high as 53.7% in addition to up to 12% anti-subsidy tariffs but the commerce ministry […]

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China currently reviewing USGS proposal to lower tariffs on US-based imports

China currently reviewing USGS proposal to lower tariffs on US-based imports

April 11, 2019 |

In China, Reuters reports that the country’s commerce ministry is reviewing a request from the US Grains Council to review anti-dumping measures with an eye to reducing the import tariff on US-origin DDGS. The US farm belt has been hit hard by the on-going trade war between the US and China, especially corn and soy […]

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Agriculture secretary sees progress with China on ethanol tariffs

Agriculture secretary sees progress with China on ethanol tariffs

April 9, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the agriculture secretary says tariff negotiations with China over ethanol trade are going well but still no indications of a deal will finally be reached or at what level the Chinese could cut the import tariffs too. He also told reporters that he had spoken with the administrator of the […]

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Trade dispute reduces U.S. soybean area

Trade dispute reduces U.S. soybean area

April 7, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that because of the U.S. trade dispute with China and the resulting limited export potential, U.S. farmers are growing fewer soybeans. In most U.S. states, farmers have likely planted fewer soybeans in 2019. This assumption is based on figures published by the USDA, which expects the 2019 US soybean area to […]

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Palm oil-based biodiesel exports to China and EU soar in Q1

Palm oil-based biodiesel exports to China and EU soar in Q1

April 3, 2019 |

In Malaysia, Bloomberg reports that biodiesel exports to China and the EU from both Malaysia and China have soared during the first quarter of 2019, perhaps as much as 30% to 145,000 metric tons. At least another five cargos totaling as much as 250,000 tons have been booked for China for delivery between March and […]

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US-origin ethanol still finding creative ways to penetrade Chinese market

US-origin ethanol still finding creative ways to penetrade Chinese market

March 27, 2019 |

In China, ICIS reports that ship-to-ship transfers of US-origin ethanol is one way the fuel is making its way to lucrative Chinese markets despite 70% tariffs on ethanol imports. In 2016, about 17% of total US ethanol exports found their way to China. Malaysia and the Philippines have become common “new” origins for US-origin ethanol […]

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Chinese researchers develop energy-dense aviation biofuel from cellulosic feedstock

Chinese researchers develop energy-dense aviation biofuel from cellulosic feedstock

March 21, 2019 |

In China, researchers at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics have developed an energy-dense drop-in aviation biofuel using cellulosic feedstocks that they say will allow planes to fly further than using conventional aviation fuel, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions during takeoff and landing. With 10% more energy density than conventional aviation fuel, the researchers […]

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Airbus delivers new A320NEOs to China Southern on 10% aviation biofuel

Airbus delivers new A320NEOs to China Southern on 10% aviation biofuel

February 27, 2019 |

In China, China Southern Airlines has become another airline to join the programme to use a blend of traditional and sustainable biofuels to power aircraft for delivery flights from Airbus. The aircraft involved is the first A320NEO for China Southern Airlines, which left the manufacturer’s delivery center in Toulouse last week for its new home […]

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Ag secretary hopes China will drop ethanol tariffs below 15%

Ag secretary hopes China will drop ethanol tariffs below 15%

February 26, 2019 |

In Washington, the One American News Network reports that the US administration has asked China to reduce ethanol tariffs to below 15%, according to the agriculture secretary. US trade negotiators are trying to get tariffs reduced but China has yet to respond to the proposal. Tariffs on US products were meant to be hiked again […]

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Easing of US-China trade war could see DDGS and corn demand jump

Easing of US-China trade war could see DDGS and corn demand jump

February 25, 2019 |

In China, Bloomberg reports that negotiations between the US and China to break the deadlock on the trade war could soon see results with an elimination of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs on DDGS that could go a long way towards easing the trade balance sheet for corn that has suffered significantly from the dispute. President […]

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