Tag: imports

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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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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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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