EU extends duties on US biodiesel as US imports surge

Plantations International News After a year-long investigation, the EU has extended duties on U.S. biodiesel, a decision that the U.S. biodiesel trade association says is unfair and protectionist. EU Regulations 2015/1518 and 2015/1519 were published Sept. 15 in the EU Official Journal. The regulations extend both the antidumping and antisubsidy duties on U.S. biodiesel for an additional five years. The duties originally went into effect in July 2009 after complaints that subsidized B99 from the U.S. was flooding the European market, causing injury to EU producers. Afterwards, complaints that U.S. producers were circumventing the duties by shipping biodiesel to the EU [...]