On 14th December, Brazil reinstituted 20% tariff on imports of ethanol from the USA as talks between the two countries on opening up their ethanol and sugar markets have simply not progressed, according to Brazilian government source speaking to Reuters.
The European Commission has scrapped anti-dumping duties (ADD) on ethanol imports originating from the US. This has prompted sharply divergent assessments of the potential impact on European producers, with the […]
The sugar industry body UNICA is supporting the Council of Ministers of the Foreign Trade Chamber (Camex) stance on filing a formal complaint at the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the Chinese safeguard for sugar imports via heavy tariffs causing significant losses for Brazilian producers for more than a year.
China will levy extra tariffs on out-of-quota sugar imports from all origins starting from August 1, the Commerce Ministry said on 16th July, just over a year after introducing a hefty duty on top exporters including Brazil and Thailand, reported Reuters.
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The Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) plea to reduce tariff for electricity purchased from sugar mills has been rejected by National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on 18th April, according to local press reports.
Ecuador’s Ministry of Foreign Trade is to introduce a tariff of 15% for Colombian sugar beyond the preferential access of 30, 000 tonnes, according to local press reports.
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.
China’s Ministry of Commerce announced on 22nd May that it will impose hefty penalties on sugar imports to protect its domestic industry.
The Chinese Ministry of Commerce plans to introduce special import duties on sugar for three years, which would be added to the current 50% tariff on purchases in excess of the quotas allocated, reports Bloomberg, citing informed sources.