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Some Indian regions may need ethanol imports to achieve 20% blending

Some Indian regions may need ethanol imports to achieve 20% blending

June 1, 2022 |

In India, Platts reports that ethanol imports may be needed in some regions of the country to achieve the ambitious 20% blending mandate by 2025/26 as non-key sugarcane regions struggle to get production capacity up in time. India has been pushing to not only divert sugar production to ethanol via heavy-B and heavy-C molasses but […]

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Peruvian tribunal reverses 15-cent per gallon duty on US ethanol imports

Peruvian tribunal reverses 15-cent per gallon duty on US ethanol imports

February 2, 2021 |

In Peru, the Peruvian National Institute for the Defense of Free Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI) Tribunal announced on Jan. 29, 2021 that the U.S. ethanol industry and the U.S. government won an appeal on a countervailing duty case brought against U.S. ethanol in Peru, reversing a previous decision handed down by […]

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Brazilian ethanol imports fell 21% in 2020

Brazilian ethanol imports fell 21% in 2020

January 11, 2021 |

In Brazil, Platts reports data from the Secretariat of Foreign Trade, SECEX, shows ethanol imports during 2020 fell 21% on the year to 1 billion liters while the main importing region, the North Northeast, saw imports fall 61% on the year to just 384 million liters. Import demand was decimated by the weakness of the […]

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Brazilian trade negotiators want access to US sugar market in exchange for dropping ethanol tariffs

Brazilian trade negotiators want access to US sugar market in exchange for dropping ethanol tariffs

August 12, 2020 |

In Brazil, the Folha de Sao Paulo reports Brazilian trade negotiators are willing to drop tariffs on US ethanol imports if in return the US drops import restrictions on Brazilian sugar exports. The US sugar market is extremely tightly controlled with import quotas based on expected domestic production and stocks-to-use ratio. Out of quota sugar […]

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Chinese DDGS imports plummet in April to just 84 tons

Chinese DDGS imports plummet in April to just 84 tons

May 27, 2020 |

In China, Platts reports that April imports of DDGS collapsed to almost nothing, just 84 metric tons, compared to the already modest 3,637 tons imported in March. The 98% drop from month-to-month was comparable to the 97% drop against April 2019 imports which were 3,033 tons. The value of the imports was just $63,210, one-tenth […]

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Brazil ethanol imports reached 23-month higher in March as quota reset

Brazil ethanol imports reached 23-month higher in March as quota reset

April 9, 2020 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that Secretariat of Foreign Trade data shows ethanol imports into the center-south region reached an eight-year high in March at 210 million liters, up from just 1.98 million liters in March 2019. Total Brazilian imports in March reached a 23-month high of 276 million liters following the opening of an import […]

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Brazil looks to limit US ethanol imports to northeast’s off-season

Brazil looks to limit US ethanol imports to northeast’s off-season

October 7, 2019 |

In Brazil, Bloomberg reports that the Brazilian Congress and the national government agreed last week to only allow US duty-free ethanol imports during the northeast region’s off-season of March through August. About 80% of US ethanol exports to Brazil enter via northeastern ports. With the northeast’s off-season coming during the height of the center-south region’s […]

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Chinese ethanol imports slip to just 7,061 cu m in August

Chinese ethanol imports slip to just 7,061 cu m in August

September 30, 2019 |

In China, Platts reports that ethanol imports in August fell to just 7,061 cu m, from 14,152 cu m in July, much of it denatured ethanol coming from South Africa. South Africa has exported a total of 24,277 cu m of ethanol in 2019 through August. Pakistan, which is typically the main ethanol supplier to […]

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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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