- November 5, 2020
European Commission | Surveillance of imports of bioethanol, and remains open to examining requests from other sectors
As from today, the Commission is introducing surveillance of imports into the EU of renewable fuel ethanol (‘bioethanol'). In the context of the economic downturn caused by COVID-19, imports of bioethanol have significantly increased in the last months, at low prices. The European bioethanol industry has provided evidence that a further increase in imports would cause economic damage to the sector. The Commission has therefore taken immediate steps to enable tracking of import volumes, which will enable the bioethanol industry to better assess the situation.