NBB Files Challenge to EU Trade Barriers
Background. The original biodiesel trade duties were imposed by the European Commission on July 7, 2009, and were slated to expire this year. However, the Commission is currently conducting an “expiry review” over whether to reinstate. NBB’s comments came in response to a request by the European Biodiesel Board in July to reinstate the duties for another five years. The review process is expected to take 12-15 months, and the Commission could decide to continue the duties or remove them in total or in part.