Indonesia Announces Appellate Victory Against EU AD Duty On Biodiesel
According to documents from the European Union (EU), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the EU must remove anti-dumping (AD) duties on biodiesel imports from 13 Argentine and Indonesian producers. Importers will be able to claim back duties that were paid in the past. While the companies that challenged the measures are no longer subject to AD duties, the duties still apply to companies not covered under the legal challenge. The EU initially appealed the September 2016 ECJ ruling to annul the duties but later dropped the appeal. In addition to ECJ, the World Trade Organization has ruled against the EU AD duties, which were established in 2013. Indonesia intends to challenge the biodiesel duties established in the U.S. and to continue expanding biodiesel subsidies to cover palm oil blended fuels for use by the mining and power sector.