(Dow Jones) -- Two U.S. ethanol trade groups criticized Wednesday a European Union proposal to impose duties on ethanol imported from the U.S.
The Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy, which both represent ethanol companies across the country, said in a joint statement they were "outraged" by the European Commission's proposal, which they said would add a 9.6% antidumping duty. They said it violated numerous provisions of the World Trade Organization's agreement on antidumping.
"This proposal is legally vulnerable on numerous grounds," Bob Dinneen, president of the Renewable Fuels Association, said in a statement.
Mr. Dinneen said the commission investigated ...