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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Europe Launches U.S. Bio-Ethanol Anti-Dumping Probe
By . Agence France-Presse
Nov. 25, 2011

If the complaint is upheld, the European Union could decide to impose import duties on U.S. bio-ethanol, as it has done with U.S. and Canadian biodiesel.

The European Union on Friday said it has launched an anti-dumping investigation into the United States over federal and state tax credits and other subsidy support for producers of ethanol fuel.

The European Commission has 15 months in which to address the complaint of "material injury" to E.U. producers, after an association of renewable ethanol producers -- ePURE -- claimed a 500% rise in E.U. imports of the fuel from the United States between 2008 and 2010.

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