Indonesia to File Case against U.S. Anti-Subsidy Duty on Biodiesel
by Bernadette Christina Munthe, Maximiliano Rizzi and Fransiska Nangoy (Reuters) Indonesia plans to file a case against the U.S. Department of Commerce at the U.S. Court of International Trade over anti-subsidy duties imposed on Indonesian biodiesel shipments, a Trade Ministry official said on Friday.
The Indonesian government is also planning to bring a complaint to the World Trade Organization, Pradnyawati, director of trade security at Indonesia’s Trade Ministry, told Reuters. She did not give a timetable.
The U.S. Commerce Department set final countervailing duties over alleged subsidies ranging from 34.45 percent to 64.73 percent for Indonesian biodiesel in November.
Anti-subsidy and anti-dumping investigations were launched against Argentine and Indonesian biodiesels last year following a spike in biodiesel imports to the United States.
Argentina was expected to follow Indonesia in filing a case against the U.S. Department of Commerce at the U.S. Court of International Trade on Monday, a Buenos Aires-based industry source with knowledge of the matter said on Friday. READ MORE