Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
United States of America
Commodity Group
Biofuels
Commodity
Biodiesel
Date
01/11/2017
Policy Category
Trade
Policy Instrument
Import policy - trade dispute
Description
Set preliminary countervailing duties for biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia.
Notes
In October 2017, the U.S. Commerce Department set – in addition to the preliminary countervailing duties imposed earlier this year (see MPPU Sep.’17) – preliminary anti-dumping duties on imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, claiming that Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel was sold in the United States at dumping margins of, respectively, 54–70 percent and 51 percent. The Department is expected to announce its final anti-dumping decision in January 2018.