On 13 June 2008, the European Union initiated anti-subsidy and anti-dumping investigations into imports of biodiesel from the United States. The complaints were lodged by the European Biodiesel Board, which represents the interests of a major proportion of EU producers of biodiesel. Having examined the complaints, the European Commission has concluded that they fulfil the requirements of the European Union's basic anti-subsidy and anti-dumping regulations in order to initiate further proceedings. The Commission will make its provisional findings by 13 March 2009 at the latest, which it will then present to the EU Member States. If the measures proposed by the Commission are considered justified, these would take the form of specific duties on the product in question when imported into the European Union.