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Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association announces new CEO
The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA), has announced the appointment of University of São Paulo Economics Professor Elizabeth Farina as the organization’s new CEO. She replaces Economist and Agronomist Marcos Jank, who left the position in April, and technical director Antonio de Padua Rodrigues, the acting President since Jank’s departure.
Clarification Statement to the Media - São Paulo State Value-Added Tax (VAT)
The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) issued the following statement, in response to allegations that a pre-existing VAT (value-added tax) on ethanol in the Brazilian state of São Paulo is somehow equivalent to the return of Brazil’s tariff on imported ethanol, which was zeroed in 2010. The statement should be attributed to UNICA President and CEO, Marcos Jank.
Congressional recess means the end of three decades of US tariffs on imported ethanol
Time for the world’s top two ethanol producers, the United States and Brazil, to lead a global effort for increased production and free, unobstructed trade for biofuels, says Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association
EU decision to hike out-of-quota sugar exports is ‘obvious breach’ of WTO commitment
SAO PAULO, November 28, 2011 - “The EU cannot behave as if the marketing year is suddenly 15 and not 12 months long. This is an illegal move that will most likely be questioned at the next agricultural committee meeting of the World Trade Organization.” With that reaction, the Head of International Affairs at the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA), Geraldine Kutas, joined producer organizations from other parts of the world in condemning the EU’s decision, announced on November 24, to export an additional 700,000 tons of sugar out-of-quota as of December 1st.
Sugarcane Ethanol Producers Applaud Senate Vote to End Import Tariff
WASHINGTON, DC, June 16, 2011 - The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate’s 73-27 vote on an amendment offered by Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) that would end the ethanol tax credit and import tariff. This statement should be attributed to Leticia Phillips, UNICA’s Representative in North America.

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Géraldine Kutas
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Letícia Philips
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