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Anti-Dumping Measures on Biodiesel from Indonesia


Key Facts

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Short Title: EU – Biodiesel (Indonesia)
Respondent: European Union
Third Parties: Argentina; Brazil; Canada; United States; China; Norway; Russian Federation; Turkey; Ukraine; Japan; India;
Complaintant(s): Indonesia;
Dispute Number: DS480
Link to Dispute Site: https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/cases_e/ds480_e.htm
Dispute Subject(s): Anti-dumping Measures; GATT 1994;
Dispute Status: Pending


On June 10, 2014, Indonesia requested consultations with the European Union regarding (a) provisions of Council Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Community; and (b) anti-dumping measures imposed in 2013 by the European Union on imports of biodiesel originating in Indonesia.

Indonesia claims that the measures are inconsistent with:

• Articles 1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.2.1.1, 2.2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 6.5, 6.5.1, 7.1, 7.2, 9.2, 9.3, 15 and 18.4 of the Anti-Dumping Agreement; and

• Article XVI:4 of the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization; and

• Articles VI, VI:1, and VI:2 of the GATT 1994.

On June 30, 2015, Indonesia requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on July 20, 2015, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on August 31, 2015, the DSB established a panel. Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United States reserved their third-party rights.

On November 4, 2015, the panel was composed by agreement of the disputing parties.

Panel Proceedings
Brief Date Brief Description
04/18/2017 U.S. Third Party Executive Summary
04/11/2017 U.S. Answers to the Panel's Questions to Third Parties
02/24/2017 U.S. Third Party Submission