Brazilian soybean prices increased greatly as China announced a tariff on U.S. soybeans. Brazilian soybeans are trading at a $1.85 per bushel premium over Chicago and will remain more expensive if China goes through with the tariff. If a tariff is imposed traders will set Brazilian prices at a slight discount of U.S. soybeans plus the 25 percent import tariff. A tariff will most likely result in more expensive soybeans for China even if they source them from South America.
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