Ethanol Industry Asks USTR to Suspend Brazil GSP Status

The U.S. ethanol industry is asking U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to suspend Brazil’s designated country status under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) due to “protectionist and market distorting actions in implementing a Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) that affects imports of U.S. ethanol.”

A letter was sent to Lighthizer this week, signed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy, and the US Grains Council.

RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen explains in this Ethanol Report interview – Ethanol Report on Brazil GSP status