The Strategist

Indonesia files lawsuit in WTO over EU duties on biodiesel imports

08/16/2023 - 11:07

The Indonesian side claims that the European Union has varied import policies for the same commodity coming from different members of the organization.

Robert Couse- Baker
Robert Couse- Baker
Indonesia has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding the EU's countervailing taxes on imports of biodiesel.

According to Indonesia, the EU's import levies on biodiesel violate various clauses of the WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994.

The EU regards imports of the same commodity from other WTO members differently, according to the Indonesian side. As a result, Indonesia loses some of its benefit and wants to consult on the disagreement with the EU.