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The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) has announced that anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel would continue.

In a statement on 25 May – following a five-year sunset review – the USITC said revoking the duties would be likely to lead to a continuation or recurrence of subsidies and dumping.

The USITC’s final decision was welcomed by trade association Clean Fuels Alliance America, which represents the biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) sectors.

“Clean Fuels’ Fair Trade Coalition fought hard to protect domestic biodiesel producers from the potential resumption of unfair trade practices,” Kurt Kovarik, vice president of federal affairs with Clean Fuels, said.

“We appreciate the preserving of trade remedies that have been vitally important to our biodiesel industry.”

The US Department of Commerce introduced the measures in 2018, following a lengthy review.

As required under US law, the department started a five-year review last March.