The European Commission is currently reviewing the Energy Taxation Directive that was withdrawn in 2015 (as the file was blocked in Council). The revised Energy Taxation Directive will probably be published in Q2/Q3 2020.
Related to UEIL’s objective to prevent the inclusion of lubes under EMCS, certain Member States expressed their concern about increased lube fraud in Europe and are once again increasing the pressure to include lubes under EMCS. UEIL will continue its outreach to EU Member States in the coming weeks to express its concern.
Finally, UEIL is actively lobbying to increase the quota on Group II base oils, as the majority of the EU Member States and the European Commission want to end the current duty suspension on the import of Group II base oils by January 2020.