On November 9, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative final determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia.
Based on the result of CVD investigation for Indonesia, Commerce has calculated subsidy rates of 34.45 per cent for Wilmar International Ltd. and 64.73 percent for P.T. Musim Mas. Commerce determined a rate of 38.95 percent for all other Indonesian producers and exports.
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on 5 December 2017, made a final finding that biodiesel imports from Indonesia and Argentina harm U.S. producers, ensuring that anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties remain in effect for at least five years. The U.S. Commerce Department last month set steep trade barriers that brought to a halt shipments of palm oil-based supplies from Indonesia. The ITC found that the U.S. industry was materially injured by reason of imports from Indonesia that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are subsidised.
On February 21, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia. The final dumping duties, per each respective Indonesian companies, are as follows:
Willmar Trading PTE Ltd : 92,52%
PT. Musim Mas : 276,65%
Others : 92,52%
However, the ITC is schedule to make its final determination on 6 April 2018. Therefore, if the ITC decides that import of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia materially injure, or threathen material injury to the domestic industry, Commerce will issue AD orders. In contrast, if the ITC makes negative determinations of injury, the investigation will be terminated.