US Still Dumping Subsidised Biodiesel In Europe

Despite the introduction of punitive anti-dumping duties brought into force last summer, US biodiesel is still being shipped into Europe reports suggest.

A 10,000 MT shipment was recently seized in Italy, having been shipped into the ports of Venice and Trieste in mid-March.

The consignment was declared as Canadian origin, but strong evidences indicate that it instead originates from the US where it benefited from the US illegal subsidies, the European Biodiesel Board (EBB) says.

The EBB has repeatedly raised the attention of EU authorities that these duties are being circumvented, either via triangular trade through various other countries (including Canada), or various artificial blends which are then imported into Europe.