EU plans to impose import duties on biodiesel from Indonesia

The European Commission has proposed duties between 8 and 18% on imports of biodiesel from Indonesia. After Indonesia and Argentina won challenges at the European Court of Justice and the World Trade Organisation, the EU removed duties on biodiesel from these countries. But the Commission also launched an anti-subsidy investigation. Biodiesel producers in Indonesia are suspected to benefit from subsidies in the form of export financing, tax breaks and provision of palm oil as raw material at artificially low prices. The measures will be put in place by 6 September 2019 depending on the conclusion of the investigation.

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