Indonesia files dispute against EU on biodiesel

Indonesia yesterday notified the WTO Secretariat of a request for consultations with the EU concerning anti-dumping measures imposed on imports of biodiesel into the EU.

The measures challenged by Indonesia are: certain provisions of November 2009 on anti-dumping measures on imports from non EU member countries concerning the determination of normal value in anti-dumping investigations; and, anti-dumping duties on imports of biodiesel originating in inter alia Indonesia, imposed in May 2013 (provisional duties) and November 2013 (definitive duties).

Indonesia claims that these measures are inconsistent with the EU’s obligations under the Anti-Dumping Agreement.

Argentina has challenged in a separate case (DS473) one of the provisions also challenged by Indonesia (that of November 2009), as well as the same anti-dumping measures imposed by the EU on imports of biodiesel. A panel was established on 25 April 2014 to consider Argentina’s complaint, although this panel has not been composed yet.

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