ANNOUNCEMENT 12 Aug 2020
In August 2020, the United Kingdom issued a notice announcing the initiation of a transition anti-subsidy investigation on imports of biodiesel from the United States and Canada. The investigation is still in progress.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Department for International Trade of the United Kingdom, Trade Remedies Investigation Directorate, Notice of Initiation TD0005: Anti-subsidy amounts on biodiesel originating in the United States of America and consigned from Canada, issued on 12 August 2020: https://www.trade-remedies.service.gov.uk/public/case/TS0005/submission/d12b6b14-4755-4e9c-bd75-4598a329e38b/
Department for International Trade of the United Kingdom, Case TD0005 public file: Transition anti-subsidy review Biodiesel from United States and Canada: https://www.trade-remedies.service.gov.uk/public/case/TS0005/
On 12 August 2020, the Department for International Trade of the United Kingdom published initiation notice No. 0005 concerning the transition anti-subsidy investigation on imports of biodiesel from the United States and Canada. Notably, the investigation concerns the existing EU trade defence duty introduced by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1519 of 14 September 2015, see related state act. The products subject to investigation are classified under HS code subheading 1516.20.98, 1518.00.91, 1518.00.99, 2710.19.43, 2710.19.46, 2710.19.47, 2710.20.11, 2710.20.16, 3824.99.92, 3826.00.10, and 3826.00.90. This investigation was initiated by the Department for International Trade without an application from the domestic industry. The date of the initiation of review commenced retrospectively on 11 August 2020.
The United Kingdom is at present only conducting reviews of existing EU trade defence interventions as part of the Trade Remedies (Dumping and Subsidisation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (as amended). The conclusion of any transition anti-subsidy investigation will first be implemented following the United Kingdom's withdrawal of the European Union following the transition period. During the transition period, all EU trade defence interventions are imposed by the UK.