The Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy have filed a complaint with the General Court in Luxembourg – challenging the European Union’s decision to impose a 9.6-percent anti-dumping duty on all ethanol imported from the U.S. Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis says the groups believe the implementation of an EU duty on imported ethanol violates EU law. The complaint requests the complete and total end of the duty.
RFA and Growth Energy are trying to remedy the situation through other avenues as well. Because the EU’s determination to impose the duty violates various requirements put in place by the WTO – the groups are working with appropriate U.S. officials to pursue a WTO challenge. RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen says they will pursue every challenge available Whether a private challenge in Luxembourg or a challenge at the World Trade Organization – he says they’ll fight this illegal ruling to the end – and will win.
Fourteen Senators signed a bipartisan letter to Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank and Acting U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis earlier this month demanding the Administration carefully evaluate the EU’s decision to impose a duty on imported ethanol and consider challenging the WTO requirements.Share