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Obama and Lula spoke about the tariff

Last week end Presidents Lula (Brazil) and Obama  (US) met and had a conversation, According to the ICTSD, Brazil’s Lula pressed Obama on Doha and on the US tariff policy for Brazilian ethanol  this is ICTSD’s take on the conversation The leaders also discussed ethanol production, which Obama acknowledgedhad been “a source of tension between […]

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EU puts tarrif on US Biodiesel

The European Union has started applying tariffs to biofuel exported from the US to the EU. The EU says that American biodiesel is being sold at less than the true cost of production in the US because of local, state and national subsidies to producers and that this competition is unfair. The report comes from […]

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Tyson chief calls for end to US ethanol tariff

Check this report from CNN about Dick Bond president and cheif executive of Tyson Foods, one of the US’ bigger processed food outfits, he want an end to tariff protection for ethanol in the US. You see the corn price is rising and its hurting his profits. NSS (No organic fertiliser Sherlock)

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The US Ethanol Import tariff is under review

The 54-cent litre import duty on ethanol into the US could be reviewed in the 2009 budget, according to a report on Reuters discussed breifly on Facts About Ethanol. As the writer says the President proposes but Congress disposes. It will be interesting to see who lines up on which side of the debate,and wheter […]

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A smarter ethanol policy for the US?

I like this analysis of the US ethanol from corn market as it now stands and Geoffrey Styles, proposal for a smarter ethanol policy for the US. Styles points out that after 25 years’ of subsidies the US ethanol market is not economically viable. He says there is a strong case for shifting the focus […]

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Florida Governor will lobby to lower US brazil ethanol tariff

Florida’s Governor will lobby to lower US Brazil ethanol import tariff according to today’s Planet Ark.

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Brazil wants biofuels tariff reduction fast tracked at WTO

Brazil wants the WTO to fast track tariff reductions for biofuels on the basis that they are an environmental good, according to Bridges Weekly Trade Digest. Brazil was making representations at Doha Round negotiations on liberalising trade in environmental goods, and called for specific products to be slated for expedited tariff cuts based on a […]

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US renewable loan guarantees announced

International Food & Agricultural Trade Policy Council is urging the US and EU to open their markets for biofuels from the developing world, where they can be produced far more efficiently, cost effectively and offer major opportunities for economic development and poverty alleviation, according to Biopact, which examines the IPC’s investigation in to tariffs on […]

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Irrational exuberence in ethanol

Feld thoughts has been looking at irrational exuberance in ethanol and been hit by two things. That, the idea of the US ethanol market resembels a bubble and that there is likely to be price inflation as the price of grains rise. Feld thoughts was looking at Is the ethanol boom going bust by Daniel […]

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Could biofuels help win the “war on drugs”?

Could biofuels help win the “war on drugs”? The question popped into my mind after reading about the sight of poppies which greeted a British Soldier in Afghanistan. The original story, by Misha Glenny, a former BBC journalist, appeared in the Washington Post: Hattip to the Crimes and Corruptions of the New World Order News […]

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