Tag: imports

China to boost ethanol import tariffs another 10% on December 15

China to boost ethanol import tariffs another 10% on December 15

August 26, 2019 |

In China, Reuters reports that as part of another $75 billion in tariffs on US imports in the latest round of the on-going trade war, as of December 15 US-origin ethanol will face an additional 10% import duty on top of existing duties that already make US ethanol inviable for export to China. In response, […]

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European Commission looks to add new anti-subsidy tariff on Indonesian biodiesel imports

European Commission looks to add new anti-subsidy tariff on Indonesian biodiesel imports

July 24, 2019 |

In Belgium, Reuters reports that the European Commission is looking to lob an anti-subsidy tariffs of between 8% and 18% on Indonesian biodiesel imports. Export financing and tax breaks on palm oil by the Indonesian government are among the reasons that the European Commission plans to implement the new tariffs as part of an ongoing […]

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Chinese biodiesel imports soar in April but so do exports

Chinese biodiesel imports soar in April but so do exports

June 13, 2019 |

In China, OilPrice.com reports that biodiesel imports jumped a whopping 194.2% in April to 38,669 metric tons thanks to a tight market. Indonesia supplied 34,455.39 tons while 4,010 tons came from Hong Kong. In spite of increased import demand in part due to lower run rates for domestic producers, China exported 68,555 tons of biodiesel. […]

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Chinese imports remains at a trickle during March as US-China trade war continues

Chinese imports remains at a trickle during March as US-China trade war continues

April 30, 2019 |

In China, Platts reports that ethanol imports during March were only 4% of that imported in March 2018 at just 7,389 cu m, compared to 76,468 cu m the year prior. The trade war between the US and China broke out in April 2018 which brought imports of US-origin ethanol to a screeching halt. Even […]

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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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