Indonesia complains to WTO about EU duties on biodiesel imports
Jun 12, 2014 - Indonesia has filed a dispute with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against the European Union (EU) in connection with the anti-dumping duties imposed on Indonesian biodiesel imports to the bloc.
The WTO said in a statement on Wednesday that Indonesia had requested consultations with the EU, a move that initiates a dispute with the purpose of finding a satisfactory solution without litigation.
As of November 27, 2013, the EU imposed final anti-dumping levies of 24.6% and 18.5%, respectively, on Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel for a period of five years. The two nations claim these duties are inconsistent with the EU's obligations under the anti-dumping agreement.
The WTO established a panel on April 25, 2014 to assess a complaint by Argentina, similar to Indonesia's, but it has not yet been composed, the institution noted.