EU producers threaten US over biodiesel exports

Industry says America must stop subsidising cheap exports or face legal action

European biodiesel association EBB has warned that it will take legal action at the World trade association (WTO) if the United States does not abandon subsidies for cheap biodiesel exports to the EU.  European producers say the subsidies are unfair.  Member states most affected include Germany, Spain and the UK, where demand for biodiesels is high.  EBB wants the EU to impose anti-dumping tariffs on the US and says it has already had "fruitful and detailed" discussion with the European commission on the issue. *In a related development EU member states today unanimously backed commission plans to reduce EU farm subsidies for energy crops.  See releases from EBB and European commission.

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