Taxation Task Force
The Commission is reviewing its Energy Taxation Directive that it withdrew in 2015 as there was no agreement among the EU Member States on the way forward. The Commission then hired an external agency (Deloitte) to prepare a technical study.
UEIL will provide its input to Deloitte and highlight that lubes should be included within the Directive, but with a specific exemption as was the case in the previous Directives 92/12/EC, 92/81/EC and 92/82/EC. In this way a real level playing field can be achieved in Europe.
In addition, UEIL will set up meetings in September with Deloitte’s technical experts to explain more in detail its position.
In Q3 of this year UEIL will also meet the Fiscal Attachés of the Permanent Representations of the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, France, and Slovakia to guarantee that a blocking minority at Council level remains in place against the inclusion of lubes under EMCS.