RFA Submits Comments on Export Competitiveness

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The Renewable Fuels Association provided input to the International Trade Administration regarding a U.S. Clean Technologies Export Competitiveness Strategy. These comments were issued in addition to joint comments submitted earlier by RFA, the U.S. Grains Council and others. The RFA comments, written by Vice President for Regulatory Affairs Kelly Davis, noted the importance of sound science and a level playing …

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Trade Panel Highlights Barriers for U.S. Ethanol

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Farmers for Free Trade held a virtual roundtable Thursday to focus on the current trade landscape, the Biden administration’s trade agenda, and how ag exports are critical to workers throughout America. Among the panelists was Bart Pieper, VP of Global Strategies for Marquis Energy in Hennepin, Illinois, who says exports are increasingly important to the ethanol industry but trade barriers …

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Ethanol and DDG Exports Up in August

Cindy Zimmerman

August was a better month for exports of U.S. ethanol and distillers grains, according to the latest trade monitor report by Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) senior analyst Ann Lewis. U.S. ethanol exports in August saw substantial improvement from the prior month’s slump, expanding 56% to 80.48 million gallons (mg). Canada was the top destination for the fifth straight month with …

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Court Decision Maintains Duties on Argentine Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Court of International Trade made the decision this week to uphold the U.S. Department of Commerce’s final determination in its changed circumstances review (CCR) of duties on imports of Argentine biodiesel. The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) welcomed the decision. “NBB’s Fair Trade Coalition and members are grateful that the Department of Commerce stood by U.S. biodiesel producers and …

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Ethanol Exports Up in March

Cindy Zimmerman

Exports of U.S. ethanol increased to 133 million gallons (mg) in March, the second-largest volume in a year and up 31% from February’s dip, according to the latest summary from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Exports to China spiked from 4.7 mg to 48.3 mg for the country’s second-largest monthly imports of American ethanol on record (and narrowly missing the …

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U.S. Ethanol Wins Appeal in Peru Tariff Case

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. government has won an appeal on a countervailing duty case brought against U.S. ethanol in Peru, reversing a previous decision that applied a 15-cent per gallon duty and resulted in loss of market access in the country. The Renewable Fuels Association, U.S. Grains Council and Growth Energy participated extensively in this case, arguing at hearings in both the …

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Brazil Tariff Decision ‘Devastating’ For US Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Brazil’s decision to impose a 20 percent tariff on all U.S. ethanol imports is devastating for the U.S. ethanol industry, according to organizations that work to promote ethanol exports. The leadership of the Renewable Fuels Association, U.S. Grains Council, Growth Energy, and the National Corn Growers Association say the action jeopardizes the future of cooperation and coordination between the U.S …

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Biofuels Included in Ag Talks Roadmap for Trade

Cindy Zimmerman

Farmers for Free Trade held a virtual press conference Tuesday to release a new report on the challenges and solutions for American agriculture on trade, supply chains and global competitiveness. The report is the culmination of a series of Ag Talk discussions across rural America and includes recommendations to drive demand for U.S. agricultural products at home and abroad. Recommendations …

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McKinney: China Needs to Buy More Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

China is lagging behind in its purchases of energy products under the Phase One agreement, but USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney says they could get there with more ethanol and distillers grains (DDGs). During a virtual appearance at the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) annual conference this week, McKinney updated attendees on ag trade with …

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MOU Aims To Expand Ethanol Use In Vietnam

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The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) signed an official memorandum of understanding (MOU) this week with the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) aimed at expanding the use and availability of ethanol in Vietnam. The agreement promises to further a strong partnership between the two nations and encourage expanded ethanol use throughout Southeast Asia. “The Council stands ready to support …

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