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EC launches investigation into allegations of dumping of biodiesel from China onto the EU market

The European Commission launched an investigation into allegations of dumping of biodiesel from China onto the EU market. The product specifically subject to this investigation is fatty-acid mono-alkyl esters and/or paraffinic gasoils obtained from synthesis and/or hydro-treatment, of non-fossil origin.

If dumping is confirmed and is found to be harming EU producers, the Commission may impose measures (typically duties on imports) to remedy the effects of the unfair trading if such measures are in the EU’s interest.

The EU market in biodiesel is worth €31 billion annually, providing a renewable alternative to fossil fuels in the EU’s transport sector and improving the EU’s security of energy supply.

The launch of the anti-dumping investigation is based on a complaint by EU biodiesel producers. EU producers have submitted evidence of biodiesel imports from China coming into the EU at artificially low prices and claim that these imports are seriously harming their industry, because they cannot compete with such low prices.

The EU industry employs 3,700 people across 18 Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Spain.


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