The US International Trade Commission has announced an investigation into imports of biodiesel from Indonesia and Argentina. The investigation will look for evidence of dumping and subsidisation from the two countries.
A preliminary decision will be made by 8 May on whether biodiesel imports are harming US producers.
In March 2017, the US National Biodiesel Board filed an antidumping and countervailing duty petition with the US Department of Commerce and the US International Trade Commission to investigate imports from the two countries. It was claimed the exporters had violated international trade laws by flooding the US market with dumped, subsidised biodiesel.
Both countries have labelled the move as ‘protectionist’ and denied the accusationbs.