EU Biodiesel Duties Spark A 2nd WTO Challenge

Law360, New York (June 11, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT) -- Indonesia's foreign ministry on Wednesday challenged the European Union's anti-dumping duties on biodiesel imports at the World Trade Organization, joining Argentina as the second country to challenge the duties, which allegedly flout global trade rules.

With its request for consultations — the first step in the WTO's dispute resolution process — Indonesia is challenging duties that went into effect in November on Indonesian and Argentine biodiesel imports. The EU levied the duties after an investigation revealed the countries had been dumping their products on the European market. Argentina lodged its own request for consultations in December.

Indonesia criticized the anti-dumping measures...

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