The US Court of International Trade has ruled the Department of Commerce must look again at its 2017 decision on Indonesian biodiesel duties, Biofuels Digest reported on 13 August.

In its earlier decision, the Department of Commerce had added countervailing measures to Indonesian biodiesel imports after determining that they were benefiting from alleged government subsidies. The countervailing measures were based on an export tax policy system that led to duties of between 34.45% and 64.73%, depending on the producer.

However, the court had questioned the need for duties to compensate for the export tax and had said that the duties may need to be reduced, Biofuels Digest reported.