In a gesture to improve biofuel trade relations with the U.S. and other countries, Brazil's Council of Ministers of the Board of Foreign Trade (MDIC) has temporarily lifted the country's tariff on imported ethanol, changing the tax rate from 20 percent to zero percent. The tariff will be lifted through the end of 2011.
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The Dominican Republic has decided to start working on its plans to develop a biofuel industry. The Dominican government has decided to promote sugarcane crops so as the country can reach a target of 150 million gallons of ethanol per year, 60 million of those for export.