Tag: imports

US ethanol takes the slow boat to China in order to avoid import tariffs

US ethanol takes the slow boat to China in order to avoid import tariffs

February 7, 2019 |

In China, Reuters reports that by taking advantage of trade rules that allow ethanol to enter the country duty-free if blended with 40% Asian-origin fuel, US-origin ethanol was able to enter the Chinese market after a two-month journey, a stop in Malaysia, and ship-to-ship transfer. So far since the China-US trade war kicked off last […]

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US asks Brazil to drop ethanol import tariffs

US asks Brazil to drop ethanol import tariffs

February 7, 2019 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that the US government is hopeful of a positive response to its request that 20% tariffs and quarterly volume limits on imports of US-origin ethanol be lifted. A senior USDA official said that it was hoped the warm relationship between the two countries’ leaders could help move the discussion forward. Trump […]

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Japan December ethanol imports fall to 58,758 cu m

Japan December ethanol imports fall to 58,758 cu m

January 31, 2019 |

In Japan, Platts reports that ethanol imports fell to 58,758 cu m in December 2018, more than 16% lower on the year and nearly 8.5% lower than in November 2018. The entire volume imported was undenatured with 45,319 cu originating in Brazil, followed by the US with 12,255 cu m and the rest from Pakistan. […]

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Chinese December ethanol imports slide 73% from November

Chinese December ethanol imports slide 73% from November

January 28, 2019 |

In China, Platts reports that December 2018 ethanol imports hit 25,178 cu m, a far cry from just the 33 cu m imported in December 2018 but also a 73% slide from November but the reason for the major swing was not reported. More than 19,000 cu m of the volume was undenatured ethanol from […]

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India clarifies that biodiesel imports will be restricted but not feedstocks

India clarifies that biodiesel imports will be restricted but not feedstocks

December 10, 2018 |

In India, the Director General for Foreign Trade has clarified a new rule prohibiting biodiesel imports that imports of feedstock for biodiesel production are exempt from the ban. Last month, following the announcement of the import restrictions, My Eco Energy that has become a major player in the country’s fledgling biodiesel industry sent the ministry […]

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South Korean ethanol imports jump 63% in October

South Korean ethanol imports jump 63% in October

November 14, 2018 |

In South Korea, Platts reports that ethanol imports rose a whopping 63% in October compared to the month prior at 111,418 metric tons. Brazil supplied the majority of undenatured ethanol, followed by Pakistan, with total imports of 16,413 tons, nearly 159% higher than in September. Pakistan is typically the origin of choice of in South […]

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South Korean August ethanol imports more than 23% higher on month

South Korean August ethanol imports more than 23% higher on month

September 17, 2018 |

In South Korea, Platts reports that August ethanol imports rose to 27,972 metric tons, more than 23% higher than July, with Brazil supplying more than 52% of the 13,030 tons of undenatured ethanol. Pakistan supplied much of the rest of the undenatured ethanol, making it the largest origin of ethanol to South Korea this year […]

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India slams door on biofuel imports as it looks to develop domestic industries

India slams door on biofuel imports as it looks to develop domestic industries

August 23, 2018 |

In India, in an effort to shore up its market for the new biofuel policy recently introduced, the government has banned the import of fuels blended with biofuels such as the 70/30 diesel/biodiesel blend that was coming into the country regularly as well as all other biofuels unless it will be used for purposes other […]

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South Korean ethanol imports fall 41% from June to July

South Korean ethanol imports fall 41% from June to July

August 14, 2018 |

In South Korea, Platts reports that July ethanol imports fell more than 41% from June at 22,668 metric tons. Nearly 70% of the 10,335 tons of undenatured ethanol imported in July came from Pakistan, followed by Brazil, pushing out Australia who has been the top origin so far this year. Nearly all of the denatured […]

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US ethanol industry pushing India to let in imports

US ethanol industry pushing India to let in imports

July 5, 2018 |

In India, while the country is looking for ways to ramp up its domestic production through the deregulation of feedstocks and technologies, the US is trying to wrangle the country into allowing imports for fuel ethanol until the local industry can catch up. At the recent Ethanol Summit of the Asia Pacific, the Business Standard […]

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