Tag: WTO

Malaysia to file WTO complaint against EU over palm oil by November

Malaysia to file WTO complaint against EU over palm oil by November

July 15, 2019 |

In Malaysia, The Edge newspaper reports that the country plans to take the European Union to the World Trade Organization over its treatment of palm oil for biofuel and expects to launch the complaint by November. The country’s attorney general is already reviewing the documentation that has been prepared for submitting the complaint while details […]

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U.S. Grains Council supports WTO Rrport finding China misused corn TRQ

U.S. Grains Council supports WTO Rrport finding China misused corn TRQ

April 28, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C. the U.S. Grains Council strongly supports a decision made by the World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Body determining China administered its tariff-rate quotas for wheat, corn and rice inconsistently with its WTO requirements. The report found that China’s TRQ administration is not transparent, predictable or fair and that it ultimately inhibits TRQs […]

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Malaysia gearing up for WTO fight over palm oil while also boosting its sustainability

Malaysia gearing up for WTO fight over palm oil while also boosting its sustainability

April 25, 2019 |

In Malaysia, local press reports that the country’s primary industries minister doesn’t see the European Union budging on its stance against palm oil for biofuel so in turn is taking a two-pronged approach to the challenge: on one hand preparing to move forward with a formal WTO complaint and on the other hand working with […]

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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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