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US bioethanol group rejects that subsidised ethanol is dumped in EU [Registered]

The US-based Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has rejected claims made by European bioethanol producers that imports from the US benefit from tax break subsidies and that countervailing duties must be imposed to reverse the damage inflicted on EU domestic producers. Europe used about 5 billion litres of bioethanol in 2010, with about 12 percent imported from the United States and Brazil, according to industry estimates. “Massive and sudden imports of US ethanol, combined with unfairly low prices over the last few years, have seriously damaged the economic situation of European producers,” Rob Vierhout, secretary general of ePure, the organisation that…

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