In order to achieve its objectives IETHA initially created three different task forces, which are composed by a coordinator and permanent members, indicated by the member Companies and with an important knowledge in each area of work. These groups discuss the creation of a commercial contract, the establishment of specifications for hydrous and anhydrous fuel ethanol and also hydrous industrial ethanol and the design of the riders to a bulk liquid ocean transportation Charter Party.
Two other task forces were created later, as they depended on the initial results of the groups in charge of the standard commercial contract and specifications. These new groups are in charge of producing a certification of sustainability for ethanol exports and structuring a futures and options market.
Any member can participate in the regular meetings and all the associates are regularly informed of the development of the work executed by the various task forces.