Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Argentina
Commodity Group
Biofuels
Commodity
Biodiesel
Date
01/05/2013
Policy Category
Trade
Policy Instrument
Dispute settlement
Description
Filed a new WTO complaint against the European Union concerning the latter\'s biodiesel importation and marketing policies as well as support provided to the bloc’s biodiesel industry.
Notes
ARGENTINA – WTO complaint against EU biodiesel import policies: Argentina filed a new WTO complaint against the European Union concerning its biodiesel importation and marketing policies as well as support provided to the bloc’s biodiesel industry (see also MPPU Feb’13). The complaint refers to support measures that, while geared at promoting renewable or “green” sources of energy, could be in violation of several WTO rules. Unless the contentious issues are resolved through bilateral consultations within two months, Argentina may request the WTO to set up a dispute panel. Though formally separate, observers consider Argentina’s initiative to be related to a recent EU investigation, that just led to the imposition of anti-dumping duties on biodiesel entering the EU from Argentina and Indonesia.