Tag: imports

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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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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