U.S. Exports & Trade

America is the world’s top ethanol exporter, supplying 1.70 billion gallons of fuel ethanol to our trading partners in 2018.

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These exports provide a vital market for U.S. farmers and help keep America competitive in the global economy. They also serve an important role in nations like China, India, Brazil, Mexico, and South Korea, where U.S. ethanol provides an alternative to toxic gasoline additives and helps to reduce air pollution in areas where air pollution remains a major threat to public health.

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Ethanol is the only alternative that can seamlessly and cost-effectively replace fossil fuels in today’s vehicles, and American biofuel producers are ready to meet that demand.

That is why Growth Energy has joined the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and other allies to hold seminars, establish bilateral working groups, and educate foreign policymakers about the demonstrated benefits of ethanol and its value to drivers all over the globe. We also support ongoing efforts to expand U.S. access to foreign markets and reduce the uncertainty associated with fuel policies in other countries.

As part of that effort, we urge the U.S. Trade Representative to work hand-in-hand with our industry to eliminate duties, tariffs, and other protectionist trade barriers that prevent U.S. exports from reaching consumers overseas.

Growth Energy continues to push government stakeholders here in the U.S. and abroad to remove unnecessary tariffs and other barriers to free trade and reopen key export markets for ethanol and DDGS in Brazil, China, and the EU.

Some of that work can be seen recently with China preparing to move to to an E10 standard nationwide, and they’ve also announced their intention to remove the value added tax from imported DDGS.  Vietnam has also announced that it will now allow imports of DDGS from the U.S.

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