Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
European Union
Commodity Group
Biofuels
Commodity
Biodiesel
Date
01/05/2018
Policy Category
Trade
Policy Instrument
Import policy - trade dispute
Description
Decided to register, as of 25 May 2018, imports of biodiesel from Argentina in the context of an on-going trade investigation regarding the alleged subsidization of biodiesel production in Argentina.
Notes
In the context of on-going trade investigations regarding the alleged subsidization of biodiesel production in Argentina, the European Commission ordered to register, as of 25 May 2018, all imports of biodiesel from Argentina. While the decision does not prejudge the outcome of the case, the measure would facilitate retroactive application of any future anti-subsidy measures. Reportedly, since the investigation’s launch last January, biodiesel imports from Argentina have increased sharply, especially after the bloc removed anti-dumping duties that had been in place since 2013 (see MPPU May’18).