Dutch biodiesel outpriced by US
Biodiesel production in the States is subsidised by the government and hence cheaper than Dutch biodiesel.The Netherlands – Dutch biodiesel producers are concerned about the unfair competition presented by American companies.
Producers of the company said their products cannot compete with prices offered by American companies.
Biodiesel production in the states is stimulated by the US government that offers export subsidies.
Although the European Union responded to the competitive US prices by introducing import duty, the US has managed to circumvent the extra duty by exporting to Europe through Canada.
Biodiesel has the allure of both environmental and political benefits – the use of biodiesel would reduce dependence on foreign oil.
Radio Netherlands / Expatica