Representing Association for the European ethanol industry, ethanol being produced by fermentation and hydration of ethylene
To become the prime counterpart of European institutions and national governments for all matters related to industrial ethanol production, distribution, uses and trade.
What we offer?
Provide forum for industrial ethanol producers in discussion of legislative, political and regulatory developments relating to industrial ethanol.
Illicit import of ethanol
Combat market distortions by harmonising import and export standards
MERCOSUR Trade agreement
Try to protect the European industrial ethanol market through discussions with the Directorate-General for Trade
Generalized scheme of preferences
GSP + Pakistan
Promote the production of ethanol for industrial applications as safe and sustainable
EU-Mercosur free trade agreement
The EU and the Mercosur agreed on free trade agreement with a provisional text published on 28th of June 2019.
It sets up a quota system for certain Mercosur products exported to the EU market including ethanol. Our aim:
To protect the interest of European ethanol producers against future ethanol exports, particularly from Brazil. How?
Meet wit the various Directorates General in order to find the best possible compromise. Last meeting:
Septembre 2019: DG Trade meeting
October 2019: Civil Society Meeting, DG Agri meeting
Swedish request to the Customs expert groupe
DG Taxud has received a request if examination of economic conditions from the Swedish Customs relates to import of synthetic ethanol (2207 10 00 90) processed to concentrated screen wash (3820 00 00 90). Our aim:
Iethanol was opposing for two main reasons:
The 2018 Customs Expert group decided to refuse the renewal of a similar Inward Processing request (Dutch request).
The applicant supporting documents are misleading versus the reality on screen wash market and its economics and granting the request represents a risk for our industry.
Sent a position paper to the Commission Conclusion:
The request was rejected the 17th of Sept.