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Biofuel Deadlines

The expiration and/or renewal date of the current TRQ for ethanol imports into Brazil is rapidly approaching; the current TRQ expires on 31 August. As we reported on 3 August, Brazil imposed a TRQ on ethanol in 2017. Last year the TRQ volume was increased from 150 million liters per quarter (600 million liters – or 158 million gallons - annually) to 750 million liters (198 million gallons), but it is based on seasonal restrictions: 31 Aug 2019 - 29 Feb 2020: import quota of 200 million liters per quarter 1 March - 30 Aug 2020: import quota of 275 million liters per quarter The out of quota tariff is 20 percent. The U.S. has had 95 - 98 percent of the ethanol import market share in Brazil since 2017. From 2012 &ndas...

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Communicating importance of value-added products

Facing increasing pressure to quantify the value of export promotion efforts to investors, a U.S. industry organization retained WPI to develop a quantitative model that better communicated the importance of exports. The resulting model concluded that value-added meat exports contributed $0.45 cents per bushel to the price of corn, increasing support for that sector’s financial support of WPI’s client. In addition to serving the red meat industry with this type of analysis, WPI has generated similar deliverables for the U.S. soybean and poultry/egg industries.

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