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CETA threatens to trigger US ethanol exports to EU through the back door - ePURE

The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA), which is to be discussed by the EU’s Trade Ministers during the informal Council meeting in Bratislava on 23 September, is a major threat to the EU ethanol industry. It could result in 1.2 billion litres of additional duty free imports from Canada to the EU, the equivalent of 20% of the EU’s renewable fuel ethanol production, and would eliminate demand for well over 3 million tonnes of European cereals and sugar beet, undermining the income of thousands of European farmers.