GAPKI Expects Smooth Exports of Biodiesel to Europe

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Sunday, April 08 2018 - 16:00 IWST

Kebun Kelapa Sawit (Ist)
Kebun Kelapa Sawit (Ist)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Indonesian Palm Oil Entrepreneurs Association (GAPKI) expects a smooth export of biodiesel to the European market, after the European Union abolished the imposition of anti dumping duties on biodiesel products from Indonesia.

"The prospect is seen, we can start exporting back to Europe," said Secretary General of GAPKI Togar Sitanggang in a statement in Jakarta, Sunday (8/3/2018).

Tigor acknowledged the decision made it easier for business actors to be able to export biodiesel without the imposition of anti dumping import tariff on Indonesian products.

Nevertheless, he realizes the issue is not yet fully resolved, as pressure on Indonesia's palm oil and its derivative products is still felt in Europe.

According to Togar, this raises new concerns because it means the potential of the EU to imitate US steps to block the entry of biodiesel from Indonesia is very large.

Since 2017, the US has used subsidy charges to impose anti-dumping duties on Indonesia's biodiesel products. Given these allegations, Indonesia's biodiesel prices are considered cheaper for export markets than domestic prices.

"We fear Europe will also allege the same thing that America alleges about subsidies because basically the goods are the same," he said.

To keep allegations that are not addressed continuously to biodiesel products from Indonesia, there needs to be a regulatory change regarding the implementation of CPO supporting fund.

"The biodiesel needs government support - Americans subsidize, as well as Europe, and third world countries do not subsidize biodiesel," Togar said.

Previously, the Indonesian government some time ago won the appeal rate in the Court of the EU related charges of imposition of anti-dumping duties for biodiesel products.

Through this decision the European Union abolished the imposition of anti-dumping import tariffs imposed on Indonesian biodiesel products by 8.8 percent-23.3 percent.

News Comment

Today's Industry

Synopsys Software

Rabu, 13 Januari 2021 - 18:40 WIB

Synopsys Recognised as a Leader in Static Application Security Testing by Independent Research Firm

Synopsys receives highest score among 12 SAST providers in current offering category.

Electro-Balancer (E-Balancer)

Rabu, 13 Januari 2021 - 16:00 WIB

ZASCHE Handling Rolls Out New Range of Electric Balancers

the E-Balancer is a versatile tool suited for a broad range of heavy-duty industrial applications.

Taylor Armerding, Software Security Expert at Synopsys Software Integrity Group (Photo by Linkedin)

Rabu, 13 Januari 2021 - 15:40 WIB

What is the Cost of Poor Software Quality in the U.S.?

And if you doubt its credibility, or that it applies to software, check out the latest report from the Consortium for Information & Software Quality (CISQ), in partnership with Synopsys, “The…

Nivedita Murthy - Senior Security Consultant, at Synopsys Software Integrity Group

Jumat, 08 Januari 2021 - 17:35 WIB

DevSecOps: The good, the bad, and the ugly

DevSecOps is the practice of integrating security into every stage of the DevOps pipeline.

Ilustration Collaborative robots – or cobots (Photo by Robotic Industries Association)

Selasa, 29 Desember 2020 - 16:25 WIB

Universal Robots Reaches Industry Milestone with 50,000 Collaborative Robots Sold

Cobot market pioneer Universal Robots (UR) solidified its frontrunner position today by selling the 50,000th UR cobot, which was purchased by a German manufacturer to enable higher productivity…