International Sugar Journal

Brazil reverts to applying 20% tariff for ethanol imports from USA [Full subscriber]

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.

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EU repeals anti-dumping duties on US ethanol [Registered]

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 […]

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Brazil’s UNICA supports filing complaint against China at the WTO on sugar duties [Full subscriber]

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.

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China – No exemptions, from 1st August sugar exporters hit with hefty tariffs [Full subscriber]

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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Pakistan – NEPRA rejects a plea from the national grid to reduce tariff for bagasse-based power [Full subscriber]

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.

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Ecuador to impose a tariff of 15% on sugar imports from Colombia [Registered]

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.

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Brazil – Decision to impose tariff on ethanol imports from USA delayed [Registered]

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.

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China – Tariff doubled on third of the sugar imports [Registered]

China’s Ministry of Commerce announced on 22nd May that it will impose hefty penalties on sugar imports to protect its domestic industry.

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China considering introducing additional import tariffs on sugar [Registered]

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.

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