Fair trade

Fair trade is vital for a healthy world economy. Unfair practices cause distortions and ultimately endanger standards of living. Ethanol is a bulk commodity which is widely traded and in significant quantities.

Certain countries around the world subsidize heavily their production of ethanol through numerous measures, therefore:

iEthanol supports fairness in trade and therefore EU tariffs. These are crucial to:

  • Avoid short term and unfair destruction of investment and employment.

  • Promote stability and a rational, long-term business climate.

Attempts to circumvent EU tariffs illegally or by exploiting legal ‘loopholes’ undermine the long-term stability of the whole ethanol market (synthetic and agricultural), whether it is for industrial, beverage or fuel use.