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RFA and Growth Energy Joint Statement on European Commission Vote to Enact Import Tariff

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Wednesday, the Antidumping Advisory Committee, composed of representatives from the EU Member States, endorsed a 9.6 percent penalty on U.S. ethanol exports to Europe. Following the announcement, Growth Energy and The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) issued the following statement:

“This is simply one step in an ongoing process. While the Antidumping Advisory Committee has voted in favor of imposing an anti-subsidy duty on U.S. ethanol exports, this is one committee making a recommendation to a larger body and the matter is not final. While we are troubled by the Commission’s preliminary decision,  we remain convinced that this matter lacks the merit necessary for imposing such a duty and that, when all the facts are considered, the European Union will rightly decide not to impose any antidumping duties on imports of ethanol produced in the United States.”

About Growth Energy

Growth Energy represents the producers and supporters of ethanol who feed the world and fuel America in ways that achieve energy independence, improve economic well-being and create a healthier environment for all Americans now. For more information, please visit us at www.GrowthEnergy.org.

About the Renewable Fuels Association

The RFA is the national trade association for the U.S. ethanol industry. Since 1981, the RFA serves as the voice of the ethanol industry, providing advocacy, authoritative analysis, and important industry data to its members, Congress, federal and state government agencies, strategic partners, the media and other opinion-leader audiences. For more information visit www.EthanolRFA.org.



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