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Jakarta Post

Indonesia urged to retaliate 'deadly' EU biodiesel tariffs

  • Made Anthony Iswara

    The Jakarta Post

Bali   /   Thu, December 12, 2019   /  07:59 am
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A 20-percent blended biodiesel (B20) gas station.(Courtesy of/The Indonesian Palm Oil Producers Association (Gapki) )

Indonesian biodiesel and palm oil producers are pressuring the government to be up in arms following the European Union’s five-year biodiesel tariffs, which took effect on Monday.
Indonesian Biofuel Producers (Aprobi) chairman Master Parulian Tumanggor said the industry group would push the government to file an objection against the duties with the World Trade Organization (WTO).  The industry group is “extremely disappointed” with the new tariffs, calling the EU’s accusations of Indonesian government biodiesel subsidies “completely false”, said Master. “We will fight for it, whether it is through the EU court or the WTO,” APROBI co-chairman Paulus Tjakrawan told The Jakarta Post. The EU duties, which will remain in place for five years, range from 8 to 18 percent for Indonesian exporters of biofuel made ...