IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 05 May 2016 | Removal date: open ended
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Financial grant

On 5 May 2016, on the official website of the Ministry of Agroindustry of the Republic of Argentina, it was announced that Tabacal Agroindustria will launch an investment project of 450.000.000 Argentinian Pesos (USD 32.359.500) with the purpose of enhancing the production of bioethanol from sugar cane, sorghum and maize in the region of Salta. This investment project was supported by the Argentine Ministry of Agroindustry, the Argentine Secretariat of Added Value, as well as the team of the Belgrano Plan. 
The official announcement of the Ministry of Agroindustry also stated that this investment project is in line with the strategic goals of the government of Argentina related with the decision of the President Marsi earlier this year to increase the blend of gasoline with bioethanol from sugar cane by 20%. Furthermore, the official announcement also stated that this investment will enhance the production of bioethanol from sugar cane from 70 to144 million liters annually. 
 
A state measure in the GTA database is assessed solely in terms of the extent to which its implementation affects the extent of discrimination against foreign commercial interests. On this metric, the state aid proposed here is discriminatory.
 

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