The EU imposed duties on imports of biodiesel from Indonesia, concluding an anti-subsidy investigation opened against some Indonesian exporters in 2018.
The complaint claimed that Indonesian biodiesel producers benefit from various forms of government intervention. The European Commission concluded that the subsidized imports of Indonesian biodiesel are "causing a threat of material injury to [EU] industry."
Consequently, the EC imposed tariffs ranging from 8% to 18%, which will be effective from Aug. 14 and applicable through four months.
The action follows the bloc's provisional proposal in July to levy duties on biodiesel imports from Indonesia. Subsequent to the proposal, Indonesia's Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita threatened to impose 20% to 25% in tariffs on dairy imports from the EU.