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December 14, 2022

The European Biodiesel Board obtains confirmation by the General Court of EU countervailing duties on imports of biodiesel from Indonesia

King & Spalding successfully represented the European Biodiesel Board (EBB) as an intervener before the General Court of the EU in three court cases to defend the EU’s countervailing duties on imports of biodiesel from Indonesia. The Indonesian exporting producers sought to annul these countervailing duties. The General Court upheld the countervailing duties. In particular, the General Court rejected all arguments brought forward by the Indonesian exporters that the export tax was not a subsidy within the meaning of the EU basic anti-subsidy regulation. This is a major win to address the distorting effects resulting from the export taxes.