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European Union and Certain Member States — Certain Measures on the Importation and Marketing of Biodiesel and Measures Supporting the Biodiesel Industry

 

Current status

In consultations

Key facts

Short title:
Complainant: Argentina
Respondent: European Union
Third Parties:
Agreements cited:
(as cited in request for consultations)
GATT 1994 Art. I1, III, III1, III2, III4, III5Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Art. 2.1, 2.2, 5.1, 5.2Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization Art. XVI4Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMs) Art. 2.1, 2.2Subsidies and Countervailing Measures Art. 3.1(b), 3.2, 5(b), 5(c), 2.3, 1.1, 6.3(a)
Request for Consultations received: 15 May 2013
Panel Report circulated:
Appellate Body Report circulated:

Summary of the dispute to date 

The summary below was up-to-date at 15 May 2013

Consultations

Complaint by Argentina.

On 15 May 2013, Argentina requested consultations with the European Union and its member States regarding certain measures that allegedly affect the importation and marketing of biodiesel, as well as measures supporting the biodiesel industry. Argentina's request relates to two types of measures adopted by the European Union and certain member States: (a) measures to promote the use of energy from renewable sources and to introduce a mechanism to control and reduce greenhouse emissions; and (b) measures to establish support schemes for the biodiesel sector.

Argentina considers that the measures are inconsistent with:

  • Articles I:1, III:1, III:2, III:4 and III:5 of the GATT 1994;
     
  • Articles 1.1, 2.3, 3.1(b), 3.2,5(b), 5(c) and 6.3(a) of the SCM Agreement;
     
  • Articles 2.1 and 2.2 of the TRIMs Agreement;
     
  • Articles 2.1, 2.2, 5.1, 5.2 of the TBT Agreement; and
     
  • Article XVI:4 of the WTO Agreement.