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FAO wants global rules for biofuels

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation is pushing for a high level meeting next June to lay down rules for the international bioenergy market, which is currently regulated by domestic policies, according to the Financial Times. The FAO wants the European Union and the US to lower trade barriers to ethanol imports, establish a […]

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Sweden calls for tariff-free biofuel trade

Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Trade, Sten Tolgfors recently used the,Taipei Times (where else) to call for the global trade in biofuels to be tariff-free. Sweden’s starting point is the conviction that a more liberal trade regime, coupled with global standards, is needed. As a first measure, Sweden argues for the elimination of all tariffs on […]

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How did your senator vote over the tariff?

How did your senator vote over the ethanol import tariff? Hat tip to the club for growth.

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George Soros wants biofuel tariffs lifted

George Soros, who among other things, has a stake in the Brazilian Ethanol industry, wants the tariffs on ethanol from that country into the US and also Europe (something I didn’t know about and will investigate) lifted, according to Domestic Fuel.

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Now US Grocers want an end to corn subsidies and ethanol tariffs

US Grocers want an end to US corn subsidies and tariffs. In a recent statement their trade body said: America’s biofuels policy must be pursued thoughtfully and deliberately, taking into full account the possible unintended consequences of a sharp increase in the use of corn for fuel. A 35 billion gallon ethanol mandate will require a […]

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World Bank’s Wolfowitz wants US ethanol tariff to go

Joining those who call for a removal of the US ethanol tariff is, Paul Wolfowitz, the president of the World Bank, according to Ethanol Brasil. Ethanol Brasil continues: Wolfowitz called for the US to remove the ethanol tariff in a statement came at a conference in London on financing low-carbon energy, and it will increase […]

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Brazil, US win: win?

Over on GoG2G; Converting Green to Green, Konrad Imielinski is saying the US Brazil ethanol pact was a win win I’m not sure about that, at least in the short term: Its only a win win in the sense that the US gave very little of any value to the Brazilians. Market access is what […]

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Civil disturbances, ethanol worries greet Bush

Civil disturbances fueled by worries over ethanol have greeted President Bush, on his visit to Brazil. Bush is expected to sign an ethanol deal with President Luis Da Silva. The visit has thrown the US tariff position on biofuels and the pressure on the administration over the issue into sharp relief The BBC has pretty good […]

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