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TRA opens transition review into biodiesel from Argentina

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The Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) has launched a transition review into countervailing measures on biodiesel imported from Argentina on October 5. 
These measures are among those inherited from the EU system and the TRA is reviewing them to establish whether they are still suitable for the UK’s needs. At present the duty payable on imports of biodiesel from Argentina ranges from 25%-33.4%.
The products in scope of this review are “fatty-acid mono-alkyl esters or paraffinic gas oils obtained from synthesis or hydro-treatment, of non-fossil origin, in pure form or as included in a blend” – commonly known as biodiesel. 
In 2022, UK biodiesel consumption was 1789 million litres, of which 97% was used for road transport - biodiesel can be blended with mineral diesel for use as road fuel.
The period of investigation for this transition review will be 1 October 2022 – 30 September 2023 and the injury period will be 1 October 2019 – 30 September 2023. 
Businesses that may be affected by this review (such as importers or exporters of the products or UK producers of similar products) can contribute to the review process by registering their interest in the case on the TRA’s online case platform by 23 October. All new developments in the case will be posted on the TRA’s public file. 






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