ANNOUNCEMENT 31 Jan 2018

In January 2018, the European Commission initiated an anti-subsidy investigation on imports of biodiesel from Argentina. The investigation is still in progress.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 1 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Official Journal of the European Union, Case No. AS644: Notice No. 2018/C 34/11, 31 January 2018: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_2018_034_R_0011&from=EN
Official Journal of the European Union, 23 May 2018, Case No. AS644: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/756 of 23 May 2018: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32018R0756&from=EN

Inception date: No inception date

Anti-subsidy

The anti-subsidy investigation on imports of biodiesel from Argentina was initiated on 31 January 2018. The products subject to investigation are classified under the following 2017 HS code subheadings: ex 1516.20.98, ex 1518.00.91, ex 1518.00.95, ex 1518.00.99, ex 2710.19.43, ex 2710.19.46, ex 2710.19.47, 2710.20.11, 2710.20.15, 2710.20.17, ex 3824.99.92, 3826.00.10 and ex.3826.00.90. This investigation follows the application lodged on 18 December 2017 by the European Biodiesel Board.

On 24 May 2018, the European Commission imposed a Customs registration requirement on the subject good from Argentina for a period of nine months.

AFFECTED SECTORS