Read ePURE's new position paper on the EU-Mercosur trade agreement
Ahead of consideration by the European Parliament and Member states of the EU's trade agreement with Mercosur, ePURE has published a position paper informing policymakers that the agreed concession granted to Mercosur in the form of a Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) for ethanol remains disproportional as:
- the EU ethanol market has not grown significantly to allow the absorption of such volumes which
correspond to close to 12% of the entire market
- it risks seriously disrupting the EU ethanol market for all end-uses
- unlike the EU, Brazil has a remarkable ability to protect and support its industry and farmers
- the agreement ignores that renewable ethanol is positive for Europe if produced domestically
Download the full position paper here.