Thai companies are allegedly dumping sugar in Vietnam and hurting farmers, say Vietnamese sugar producers, according to local press reports.
Ethanol production in the EU 27 + UK from agricultural feedstocks amounted to 6.35 billion litres in 2019, representing a small decrease of 1% from the previous year, according to the European Commission.
Thailand saw a 12-fold jump in its sugar syrup exports to China in 2020, according to a recent USDA attaché report.
The Philippines is expected to import some 400,000 tonnes of sugar for the current crop year (2019/20) as local production will not be able to cover increasing demand according to the latest report of the US Department of Agriculture-Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA-FAS).
The Angolan company Biocom which has invested heavily in the sugar-bioenergy project and has begun producing sugar for the local market is calling for the elimination of “unfair competition between domestic and imported sugar,” stated the deputy director general Luís Bagorro Júnior.
Imports of ethanol to Brazil more than doubled to 172.36 million litres in December ‘18, compared with 83.57 million litres during the same month of 2017.
The Tanzanian government recently announced that it will stop issuing new permits for sugar imports effective June, to support local millers, reported The East African.
The Brazilian Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi announced on 23 August that CAMEX, Brazil’s Chamber of Foreign Trade, has approved a recommendation to impose a 20% tariff on U.S. ethanol imports after a 600 million litre tariff rate quota.
The Brazilian government decided 25th July to wait 30 days to make a decision on whether to impose a tariff on ethanol imports from the United States.
Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi has asked Brazil’s foreign trade council to impose tariffs on ethanol imports following a surge in shipments from the United States, an official said on 27th April, reported Reuters.