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Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association announces new CEO 2012/10 - São Paulo, October 3rd, 2012 – 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 […]

Congressional recess means the end of three decades of US tariffs on imported ethanol 2012/01 - 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 For the first time in more than three decades of generous US government subsidies for the domestic ethanol industry, coupled with a steep […]

EU decision to hike out-of-quota sugar exports is ‘obvious breach’ of WTO commitment 2011/11 - 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 […]

Sugarcane Ethanol Producers Applaud Senate Vote to End Import Tariff 2011/06 - 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 […]

Sugarcane Ethanol Producers Respond to Senate Vote Preserving Import Tariff 2011/06 - 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 […]

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