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: 31 Dec 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Tax or social insurance relief

At midnight on December 31, 2011, the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) expired in the United States. Under this program, an ethanol blender would be eligible for a tax incentive in the amount of $0.45 per gallon of pure ethanol (minimum 190 proof) blended with gasoline. Only entities that have produced and sold or used the qualified mixture as a fuel in their trade or business were eligible for the tax credit.
At the same time, there also expired an additional tariff of 54 cents per gallon (i.e., 14.27 cents per liter) of ethanol from most countries. That tariff had been imposed to offset the VEETC. Ethanol imports from countries that are part of the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement, Caribbean Basin Initiative, and Andean Trade Preference Act had not been subject to the secondary duty provided the ethanol was produced with feedstocks from those nations (specific feedstock percentage requirements also applied). The main target of the import tariff was, by a process of elimination, Brazil.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

241 Ethyl alcohol; spirits, liqueurs & spirits
2207 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80 % vol. or higher; ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength.
220710 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80 % vol. or higher
333 Petroleum oils & oils of bituminous materials, other than crude
2710 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic con
271012 Light oils and preparations
271019 Other
271020 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals (other than crude) and preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the bas
341 Basic organic chemicals
2207 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80 % vol. or higher; ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength.
220720 Ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength
354 Chemical products n.e.c.
3824 Prepared binders for foundry moulds or cores; chemical products and preparations of the chemical or allied industries (including those consisting of mixtures of natural products), not elsewhere specified or included.
382410 Prepared binders for foundry moulds or cores
382430 Nonagglomerated metal carbides mixed together or with metallic binders
382440 Prepared additives for cements, mortars or concretes
382478 Containing perfluorocarbons (PFCs) or hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), but not containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)
382482 Containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polychlorinated terphenyls (PCTs) or polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs)
382490 Other
375 Articles of concrete, cement & plaster
3824 Prepared binders for foundry moulds or cores; chemical products and preparations of the chemical or allied industries (including those consisting of mixtures of natural products), not elsewhere specified or included.
382450 Nonrefractory mortars and concretes
399 Other wastes & scraps
2710 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic con
271099 Other

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