Brazil Announces Measures Against Imported U.S. Corn-Based Ethanol

Among the protection mechanisms is the maintenance of a minimum level of stocks, and proof of the ability to service the market.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government announced on Monday that it will adopt measures to protect Brazilian sugarcane-based ethanol producers from imported biofuel. The measures include limiting the import of corn-based ethanol from the United States.

According to the Minister of Mines and Energy, Fernando Coelho Filho, the limit to be imposed on corn-based ethanol will protect the domestic industry.

“It is not barring, but creating some limitations for the importation of ethanol, mainly from corn. We should create some mechanisms so that we can protect our sugarcane-based ethanol . . .

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