INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
12 Oct 2011 Initiation

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

Supranational

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 23 Aug 2012 | Removal date: 22 Dec 2012
Still in force

Anti-subsidy

On 25 October 2011 the European Commission announced the initiation of CVD investigation concerning imports of bioethanol from the US. The complaint was lodged on 12 October 2011 by the European Producers Union of Renewable Ethanol Association (ePURE), which represents more than 25% of the ethanol production in the EU. According to the complainant the American producers have benefited from several Federal subsidies. The complainant has also provided evidence that the imports of bioethanol from the US have had negative impact on the European Union industry.
The HS codes considered are: 2207.1000; 2207.2000; 2208.9099; 2710.1211; 2710.1215; 2710.1221; 2710.1225; 2710.1231; 2710.1241; 2710.1245; 2710.1249; 2710.1251; 2710.1259; 2710.1270; 2710.1290; 3814.0010; 3814.0090; 3820.0000 and 3824.9097.
On 23 August 2012, the Council started requesting the registration of imports of bioethanol originating in the United States. Registration is set to expire nine months following the data of entry into force of the regulation.
On 20 December 2012, the Council decided to terminate the CVC-proceeding previously adopted and decided not to collect any countervailing duty on the product concerned.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

241 Ethyl alcohol; spirits, liqueurs & spirits
2207 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80 % vol. or higher; ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength.
220710 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80 % vol. or higher
2208 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of less than 80 % vol.; spirits, liqueurs and other spirituous beverages.
220890 Other
333 Petroleum oils & oils of bituminous materials, other than crude
2710 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic con
271012 Light oils and preparations
341 Basic organic chemicals
2207 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80 % vol. or higher; ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength.
220720 Ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength
351 Paints & varnishes & related products; artists' colours; ink
3814 Organic composite solvents and thinners, not elsewhere specified or included; prepared paint or varnish removers.
381400 Organic composite solvents and thinners, not elsewhere specified or included; prepared paint or varnish removers.
354 Chemical products n.e.c.
3820 Antifreezing preparations and prepared deicing fluids.
382000 Antifreezing preparations and prepared deicing fluids.
3824 Prepared binders for foundry moulds or cores; chemical products and preparations of the chemical or allied industries (including those consisting of mixtures of natural products), not elsewhere specified or included.
382490 Other

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