Bioethanol lobby group Epure has called the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) a “major threat” to its industry and has urged the EU to postpone its adoption.
According to the industry body, CETA would pave the way for “massive” competition from both Canadian and US producers if EU producers are not protected from the North American exports
Epure voiced its concerns as EU Trade ministers gathered in Bratislava to discuss the controversial agreement. The European Commission is aiming to sign the deal during the EU-Canada summit in October and then, in a move criticised by NGOs, apply the deal provisionally.
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