Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:58 AM CST

NEW YORK (DTN) -- The Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy released a joint statement Tuesday expressing outrage at a move by the European Commission to impose an $83.03-per-metric-ton tariff on U.S. ethanol entering the European Union.

The 27-member-country EU recently proposed to impose duties on ethanol imported from the United States after urging from European ethanol groups, particularly the European Ethanol Association known by the acronym ePURE.

Rob Vierhout, ePURE's general secretary, has argued that European ethanol producers are being squeezed out of the business and were unable to compete with rising imports of low-cost corn-based ethanol from the ...

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