Customs Flash (10/09/2012)
Bioethanol from the United States imported in the European Union subject to registration
In 2011, the European Producers Union of Renewable Ethanol Association (ePure) lodged a complaint with the European Union regarding the imports of bioethanol originating in the United States into the European Union (EU). ePure was of the opinion that the surge in imports of bioethanol benefiting from countervailable subsidies caused injury to the EU market. After the initiation of the anti-subsidy procedure on 25 November 2011, the European Commission concluded that there was enough evidence to render imports of bioethanol subject to registration.
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