Indonesia will likely file a WTO complain if EU proceeds with penalties over biodiesel subsidies and dumping
In Indonesia, Reuters reports that representatives of industry and Indonesian government officials have concluded two days of talks with EU delegates concerning its investigation into illegal subsidies and dumping of biodiesel. Paulus Tjakrawan, general secretary of industry body the Indonesian Biofuel Producers’ Association is quoted, “They will impose penalties because of politics. It is over-protection of their own countries in the European Union.” Tjakrawan added, “If they want to impose the two things for subsidies and dumping, of course we have to take another step…first, of course, is to go to the WTO.” Tjakrawan reportedly said that Indonesian subsidies are only given to biodiesel production for local consumption only, and is not given for exported biodiesel.
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