Biofuels - Ethanol Import Tariff

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Posted on: 24 Jan 2012

In December 2011, the Government of Brazil extended the zero import tariff applied to ethanol to December 31, 2015.

THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Voluntary Public - Date: 1/9/2012 GAIN Report Number: BR12001 Brazil Post: Sao Paulo ATO Biofuels - Ethanol Import Tariff Report Categories: Bio-Fuels Approved By: Fred Giles, Director Prepared By: Sergio Barros, Agricultural Specialist Report Highlights: In December 2011, the Government of Brazil extended the zero import tariff applied to ethanol to December 31, 2015. General Information: In December 2011, the Government of Brazil (GoB), through Resolution #94 of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Commerce (MDIC)/Chamber of Foreign Trade (CAMEX) extended the zero import tariff applied to ethanol with less than 1 percent water from December 31, 2011 to December 31, 2015. The pages below show Resolution #94, as well as pages #3 and #70 of Annex I and page #420 of Annex II, which delineate specific information for ethanol. To obtain the document in its entirety follow this link and choose Resolução 94: http://www.mdic.gov.br/sitio/interna/interna.php?area=1&menu=3133&refr=434 Note that according to the Mercosur (Common Southern Market) agreement, the import tariff for ethanol is 20 percent; however, since April 2010, under the request of the GoB, the product was included in the list of exceptions with an applied tariff of zero percent.
Posted: 24 January 2012

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