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EU Launches Investigation into Imports of U.S. Biodiesel

4:28 PM MDT | June 23, 2008 | Ian Young and Kara Sissell

The European Union (EU) has launched antisubsidy and antidumping investigations into imports of biodiesel from the U.S. The European Commission says that complaints lodged earlier this month by industry group European Biodiesel Board (EBB; Brussels) warrant an official investigation. European biodiesel producers say that subsidized U.S. biodiesel blends are flooding the EU market and creating unfair competition. The EU complaint centers on biodiesel blend “B99,” which mixes pure biodiesel and 0.01% or less of mineral biodiesel, and qualifies for...

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