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Extract from FIVA’s regular update provided by its lobbying service, EPPA.


European Parliament Historic Vehicle Group

On 7 April, the MEP Historic Vehicle Group met for the fourth time in Strasbourg. FIVA and the VDA led constructive discussions on the importation of historic vehicles into the EU – addressing specifically the differing customs tariffs applied by the member states - and on biofuels. Further details of planned MEP rallies/historic vehicle activities were also discussed. Outputs of the meeting were that the Group members recognised the negative implications of the divergent approaches by Member State authorities to the customs code and agreed to raise the matter with the European Commission; the Group members recognised the need to ensure availability of E5 fuel in light of potential problems identified by the use of E10 in historic vehicles and will raise the matter with the Commission.

15 Jun 2011