The Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy issued a joint statement denouncing the European Commission's proposal to apply a 9.6% import tariff on U.S. ethanol. "This decision is unprecedented. Not only does it fly in the face of over 30 years of consistent practice by the EC, but it also violates numerous provisions of the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Antidumping," the groups said. "This proposal is legally vulnerable on numerous grounds," said RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen, adding that the commission probed six U.S. ethanol producers and failed to find evidence of dumping.

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