The European Commission (EC) informed European Union (EU) member states that it would not be issuing any order imposing preliminary duties in connection with the anti-dumping/anti-subsidy case filed with the EC by EPure, the trade association representing Europe's ethanol industry. In response, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy (GE) issue the following release:
"We are pleased to learn that the European Commission will not impose provisional countervailing (aka anti-subsidy) or anti-dumping duties on ethanol produced in the United States. The RFA and GE appreciate the Commission's hard work and careful consideration of the facts in these proceedings. Both organizations will continue to cooperate fully with the Commission and both look forward to the speedy resolution of these proceedings."