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EU postpones vote on biodiesel import duties for Argentina and Indonesia

EU postpones vote on biodiesel import duties for Argentina and Indonesia

July 30, 2017 |

In Belgium, the European Union held off on a vote that was supposed to lower duties on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia in response to Argentina’s challenge to the EU’s anti-dumping duties placed on biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. The vote was postponed for their next meeting on September 7. In 2013, the EU […]

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Malaysia and Indonesia ready to fight EU at WTO over palm oil ban

Malaysia and Indonesia ready to fight EU at WTO over palm oil ban

July 17, 2017 |

In Malaysia, during a meeting between the trade ministers for Malaysia and Indonesia, the countries expressed deep disappointment in the allegedly unfair treatment by the EU on palm oil in favor of other vegetable oils and commodities which they say also contribute significantly to deforestation. This EU resolution as well as the unfair labeling practices […]

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Indonesia looking to China to fill biodiesel export gap

Indonesia looking to China to fill biodiesel export gap

June 12, 2017 |

In Indonesia, the biodiesel industry is looking for new export markets since the US and European Union have all but shut their doors to them. Top on the list is China who could need as much as 9 billion liters per year to achieve its B5 blending mandate, potentially opening a door for Indonesian imports. […]

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Malaysia and Indonesia to sent ministerial delegation to Brussels over palm oil report

Malaysia and Indonesia to sent ministerial delegation to Brussels over palm oil report

April 26, 2017 |

In Malaysia, the government will send a high level joint ministerial mission including counterparts from Indonesia to Brussels next month in order to head off further negative policy moves following the European Parliament’s nearly unanimous opinion looking to bad palm oil for biodiesel by 2020. Malaysia’s prime minister is concerned about the shift in sentiment […]

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Indonesian palm oil industry says EU jeopardizing its own economy by shying away from CPO biodiesel

Indonesian palm oil industry says EU jeopardizing its own economy by shying away from CPO biodiesel

April 18, 2017 |

In Indonesia, the palm oil industry strongly believes that the European Parliament’s vote to ban palm oil for biodiesel production by 2020 is detrimental to the European economy because it is the cheapest feedstock for biofuel and requires far less land for the same yields as rapeseed or soy. The Indonesian government is pushing back […]

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Indonesian trade team appealing EU anti-dumping case at WTO

Indonesian trade team appealing EU anti-dumping case at WTO

March 30, 2017 |

In Switzerland, a team from Indonesia’s trade ministry is filing an appeal with the World Trade Organization, arguing that the European Union’s methodology for calculating the normal price of biodiesel in Indonesia is flawed and therefore anti-dumping duties against its exports are unnecessary. It’s this challenge the country says sets its complaint against the EU […]

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Indonesia already filed WTO complaint against US’s biodiesel anti-dumping duties

Indonesia already filed WTO complaint against US’s biodiesel anti-dumping duties

March 27, 2017 |

In Indonesia, just days after the US’s National Biodiesel Board announced anti-dumping duties would be lobbed on Indonesian and Argentine biodiesel imports issued by the US Department of Commerce and the US International Trade Commission, Indonesia’s trade minister said the government had already filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization. In 2016, nearly 94% […]

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Indonesia to file WTO complaint against EU’s biodiesel duties by end-March

Indonesia to file WTO complaint against EU’s biodiesel duties by end-March

March 20, 2017 |

In Indonesia, the country plans to formally file a complaint against the European Union’s anti-dumping duties on Indonesia biodiesel during a meeting at the World Trade Organization headquarters at the end of March. Argentina, who suffered duties like Indonesia since 2013 and whose biodiesel industry suffered significantly as a result, has also filed cases and […]

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Indonesia looks to spread biodiesel subsidy further in light of falling prices

Indonesia looks to spread biodiesel subsidy further in light of falling prices

March 8, 2017 |

In Indonesia, the government is looking to reduce the amount of subsidy it pays to state-owned oil company Pertamina for blending biodiesel in an effort to spread the total subsidy amount across a larger volume, allowing it to boost the blending mandate without boosting the required budget. Palm oil prices have fallen 7% since the […]

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Indonesian palm oil demand could increase 40% due to B20

Indonesian palm oil demand could increase 40% due to B20

February 7, 2017 |

In Indonesia, as the government looks to fully implement biodiesel blending mandate of 20% from the current 15% later this year for transportation fuel and 30% for power production, palm oil producers expect demand to increase as much as 40%. Voluntary roll out of the higher blend began in early 2016 while more pressure on […]

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