UFOP and EOA say EU failed to defend its agriculture


In Germany, UFOP and European Oilseed Alliance (EOA) issued a statement saying that the European Commission’s recent decision to hold off on imposing anti-dumping duties on Argentinian imports of biodiesel is “simply incomprehensible” and urges the EU to “defend the European oilseed sector.”

“Against all logic, on 21 September the Commission concluded that it did not have all the available data to impose such measures – despite the fact it recognises that Argentina has introduced an illegal subsidy system,” said the UFOP press release. “This decision is simply incomprehensible for European oilseed farmers and the biodiesel sector, who saw a whopping 1.5 million tonnes of Argentinian soy biodiesel enter the EU between September 2017 and July 2018 (with a peak of 222,000 tonnes in July).”