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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.
Sugarcane Ethanol Producers Respond to Senate Vote Preserving Import Tariff
WASHINGTON, DC, June 14, 2011 - The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate’s 40-59 vote against proceeding with consideration of an amendment offered by Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) that would end the ethanol tax credit and import tariff created in 1980. This statement should be attributed to Leticia Phillips, UNICA’s Representative in North America.
New Global Website Presents Low-Carbon Solutions from Sugarcane
SAO PAULO, June 8, 2011 - Global energy needs are expected to double in the next three decades, pushing carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming higher by as much as 90%. These alarming figures press global leaders to search for low-carbon, renewable options to supply energy. With that in mind, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) today launched a new global website – SugarCane.org – to spread the word about clean solutions from sugarcane.
Obama visit to Brazil yields "encouraging" renewable fuels cooperation, according to Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association
WASHINGTON, DC, May 21, 2011 - Two important announcements involving renewable energy made on the opening day of U.S. President Barack Obama’s official visit to Brazil, both directly relevant to Brazil’s successful sugarcane ethanol industry, are encouraging signs that Brazil and the U.S. are on a path to achieve free, unobstructed trade for clean, renewable biofuels.

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The European Parliament will soon vote on the recast of the renewables directive (RED II). One of the most effective solutions available today to decrease carbon emissions in transport is the use of sustainable biofuels. The European Parliament needs to make sure that we harness solutions that can tackle climate change in the short-term. Sustainable bioenergy, particularly sugarcane ethanol, is one of those options.

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