ANNOUNCEMENT 21 Jan 2016In January 2016, the government of Argentina announced a change in export taxation.
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Argentina - Government raises biodiesel reference prices by 30% and more.https://www.agra-net.com/agra/world-ethanol-and-biofuels-report/biofuel-news/biodiesel/argentina---government-raises-biodiesel-reference-prices-by-30-and-more--1.htm.
Energy Secretariat (2015) Precios de Biodiesel. https://glp.se.gob.ar/biocombustible/reporte_precios.php
On 21 Janaury2016, the government of Argentina increased export taxes on biodiesel retroactively for the month of January (2016) from 0% (i.e. the export tax for the month of December in 2015) to 1.62%.
Given that trade flows can not change retroactively this measure was stated to be implemented on its announcement date.
The measure was replaced by a further increase in the export tax in February 2016.