Tag: WTO

Malaysia joins Indonesia with WTO threats to the EU over palm oil

Malaysia joins Indonesia with WTO threats to the EU over palm oil

March 17, 2019 |

In Malaysia, over the weekend, the government threatened to challenge the European Union via the World Trade Organization if the EU continues to phase out palm oil from transportation fuel. Malaysia’s foreign ministry responded to the EU’s plan to phase out palm oil that was published on Wednesday as a “calculated political act” aimed at […]

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Argentina won’t shy away from WTO if EU slams new anti-dumping tariffs on biodiesel

Argentina won’t shy away from WTO if EU slams new anti-dumping tariffs on biodiesel

January 3, 2019 |

In Argentina, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reaffirmed to the European Union that the country doesn’t subsidize its biodiesel industry in an effort to end the current investigation that could lead to the EU setting new anti-dumping tariffs on Argentine biodiesel imports. The ministry says that should the EU decide to go ahead with […]

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Brazil challenges India’s subsidies on sugar at WTO

Brazil challenges India’s subsidies on sugar at WTO

December 15, 2018 |

In Brazil, Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, UNICA, has been working with the government of Brazil to demonstrate the damages India’s subsidies caused to Brazilian exports during the last sugarcane harvest. In a meeting held last week, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (CAMEX) decided to initiate proceedings at the World Trade Organization (WTO) for challenging India’s […]

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Argentina takes Peru to the WTO over anti-dumping duties on biodiesel exports

Argentina takes Peru to the WTO over anti-dumping duties on biodiesel exports

December 5, 2018 |

In Switzerland, Reuters reports that Argentina has filed an official complaint against Peru at the World Trade Organization over what is claims is unfair treatment of its biodiesel exports to the neighboring country. In October 2016, Peru implemented anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on Argentine biodiesel imports, similar to moves made by the US and the […]

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EU holds off on tariffs for cheaper Argentine biodiesel

EU holds off on tariffs for cheaper Argentine biodiesel

September 30, 2018 |

In France, in a major blow for European biofuel producers, the European Commission will not be imposing provisional import tariffs on cheaper Argentine biodiesel until it gathers more information. EU biodiesel producers were negatively affected when the EU scrapped duties last year in response to a ruling by the World Trade Organization, which allowed Argentina’s […]

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Indonesia and Argentina to challenge U.S. biodiesel duties at WTO

Indonesia and Argentina to challenge U.S. biodiesel duties at WTO

February 25, 2018 |

In Indonesia, the trade ministry is challenging the latest news from the U.S. on anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Indonesian biodiesel. The U.S. added more import duties on the already steep anti-subsidy duties on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, essentially making it near impossible for biodiesel to enter the U.S. from either of those two […]

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Indonesia to take US to WTO over biodiesel anti-dumping duties

Indonesia to take US to WTO over biodiesel anti-dumping duties

February 5, 2018 |

In Indonesia, the government has at last taken the decision to file a formal complaint against US anti-dumping duties on Indonesian biodiesel at the World Trade Organization after having been pushed up against a wall with a deadline to file by February 3.  Anti-dumping duties in the US are almost as high as 65%. Angered […]

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Indonesia celebrates WTO ruling on EU duties

Indonesia celebrates WTO ruling on EU duties

January 27, 2018 |

In Switzerland, the World Trade Organization ruled against EU duties on Indonesian biofuels, challenging the anti-dumping duties authorized by the EU’s General Court in 2013 and causing great celebration in Indonesia, the largest producer of palm oil in the world. Jakarta appealed the 2013 rule and this WTO decision is for that appeal. The EU […]

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Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand looking to WTO if EU doesn’t shift on palm oil

Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand looking to WTO if EU doesn’t shift on palm oil

January 9, 2018 |

In Malaysia, the New Straits Times reports that Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister confirmed Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand will retaliate against the European Union’s discrimination towards palm oil for biofuels if the trade bloc doesn’t back down from its attacks. He said the discrimination results in “crop apartheid” and could jeopardize the EU-Malaysia free trade […]

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Indonesia ready for court and WTO if US doesn’t cancel biodiesel anti-dumping duties

Indonesia ready for court and WTO if US doesn’t cancel biodiesel anti-dumping duties

November 20, 2017 |

In Indonesia, the government is considering filing a suit in US courts and a complaint with the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement body over the anti-dumping duties lobbed onto its biodiesel exports to the US if they aren’t canceled. On December 21, the US International Trade Commission is set to announce whether the 34.45 to […]

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