INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
15 Sep 2015 Renewal
10 Jul 2014 Review
10 Jul 2009 Definitive duty
12 Mar 2009 Preliminary duty

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

Supranational

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 13 Mar 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-subsidy

On June 13, 2008, the European Commission announced the initiation of an anti-subsidy investigation on imports of certain biodiesel from the United States of America (2008/C 147/05, 13.06.2008).
The complaint was lodged on April 29, 2008 by the European Biodiesel Board, on behalf of producers representing more than 25% of the total EU production of the product under scrutiny.
The product subject to investigation is classified under the following HS codes: 3824.9091, ex 3824.9097, ex 2710.1941, ex 1516.2098, ex 1518.0091, ex 1518.0099.
On the same day, an anti-dumping investigation was also initiated (see measure 2366).
 
On March 11, 2009, the European Commission decided to impose a provisional CVD on imports of biodiesel from the United States of America (Commission Regulation No. 194/2009, 11.03.2009). The amount of the duty in EUR per metric ton ranges from 211.2 to 237.0, depending on the exporting company. This provisional duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the European Union, i.e. on March 13, 2009, and is applicable for a period of four months.
 
On July 7, 2009, the European Commission decided to impose a definitive CVD on imports of biodiesel from the United States of America (Commission Regulation No. 598/2009, 07.07.2009). The amount of the definitive duty in EUR per metric ton ranges from 211.2 to 237.0, depending on the exporting company. This definitive duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the European Union, i.e. on July 11, 2009.
 
On July 10th, 2014, the European Commission announced the initiation of a sunset review of the countervailing duty imposed on imports of biodiesel from the United States of America (Notice No 2014/C 217/11).
This follows the request lodged on April 9th, 2014 by the European Biodiesel Board on behalf of producers representing more than 25% of the total EU production of the subject goods.
 
On September 14th, 2015, the European authorities decided upon the continuation of the countervailing duty imposed on imports of biodiesel originating in the United States of America (Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/1519, 14.09.2015).
The amount of the duty ranges from USD 211.2 to USD 237.0 per metric ton, depending on the company. The countervailing duty on blends shall be applicable in proportion in the blend, by weight, of the total content of fatty acid mono-alkyl esters and of paraffinic gas oils obtained from synthesis and/or hydro-treatment, of non-fossil origin (biodiesel content).
This definitive duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 239), that is on September 16th, 2015.
 

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

216 Vegetable oils
1516 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their fractions, partly or wholly hydrogenated, interesterified, reesterified or elaidinised, whether or not refined, but not further prepared.
151620 Vegetable fats and oils and their fractions
333 Petroleum oils & oils of bituminous materials, other than crude
2710 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic con
271019 Other
271020 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals (other than crude) and preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the bas
345 Miscellaneous basic chemical products
1518 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their fractions, boiled, oxidised, dehydrated, sulphurised, blown, polymerised by heat in vacuum or in inert gas or otherwise chemically modified, excluding those of heading 15.16; inedible mixtures or preparations of
151800 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their fractions, boiled, oxidised, dehydrated, sulphurised, blown, polymerised by heat in vacuum or in inert gas or otherwise chemically modified, excluding those of heading 15.16; inedible mixtures or preparations of
354 Chemical products n.e.c.
3824 Prepared binders for foundry moulds or cores; chemical products and preparations of the chemical or allied industries (including those consisting of mixtures of natural products), not elsewhere specified or included.
382490 Other

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