INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
15 Sep 2015 Renewal
10 Jul 2014 Review
11 May 2011 Definitive duty
11 Aug 2010 Initiation

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: 12 May 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-circumvention

On June 30th, 2010, the European Biodiesel Board lodged a request to investigate a possible circumvention of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of biodiesel from the United States of America through Council Regulation (EC) No. 599/2009 dated July 7th, 2009 (see related intervention), alleging that it was circumvented by means of transhipment via Canada and Singapore and by exports of biodiesel in a blend containing by weight 20 % or less of biodiesel.

On August 11th, 2010, the European Commission announced the initiation of an investigation concerning the possible circumvention of the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of biodiesel from the United States of America through Commission Regulation No. 599/2009 dated July 7th, 2009 (Commission Regulation (EU) No. 720/2010, 11.08.2010).

On May 5th, 2011, the European authorities decided to extend the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of certain biodiesel from the United States of America to imports of the same product from Canada (Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 444/2011, 05.05.2011).
The amount of the duty imposed on imports from Canada is EUR 172.20 per metric ton for all Canadian exporters, at the exception of the companies BIOX Corporation and Rothsay Biodiesel whose exports are not subject to the payment of this duty.
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 May 12th, 2011.
The investigation concerning imports originating from Singapore was terminated without the imposition of any duty.

On July 10th, 2014, the European Commission announced the initiation of a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of biodiesel from the United States of America (Notice No 2014/C 217/10).
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.
Since the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of biodiesel originating in the United States of America was extended to imports of biodiesel originating in Canada, the sunset review and its conclusion will hold for Canada as well.

On May 19th, 2015, the European Commission announced the initiation of a partial interim review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of biodiesel from the United States of America, as extended to imports consigned from Canada, whether declared as originating in Canada or not (Notice No 2015/C 162/10).
This follows the application lodged by DSM Nutritional Products, a Canadian exporting producer.
The review is limited in scope to the examination of the possibility of granting an exemption from the above-mentioned anti-dumping measure as far as the applicant is concerned.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: ex 1516.2098, ex 1518.0091, ex 1518.0099, ex 2710.1943, ex 2710.1946, ex 2710.1947, ex 2710.2011, ex 2710.2015, ex 2710.2017, ex 3824.9092, ex 3824.9093, 3826.0010 and ex 3826.0090.
Notice No 2015/C 162/10 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (C 162) on May 19th, 2015.

On September 14th, 2015, the European authorities decided upon the continuation of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of biodiesel originating in the United States of America and extended to imports originating in Canada (Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/1518, 14.09.2015).
The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in Canada is equal to the highest amount imposed on goods originating in the United States of America, i.e. USD 172.2 per metric ton. However, the following companies are not subject to the measure: BIOX Corporation (Oakville, Ontario) and Rothsay Biodiesel (Guelph, Ontario).
The anti-dumping duty on blends shall be applicable in proportion in the blend, by weight, of the total content of fattyacid mono-alkyl esters and of paraffinic gasoils 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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