INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
23 Nov 2017 Renewal
13 Sep 2016 Review
15 Sep 2011 Definitive duty
17 Mar 2011 Preliminary duty
19 Jun 2010 Initiation

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

Supranational

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 18 Mar 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On June 19, 2010, the European Commission announced the initiation of an anti-dumping investigation on imports of glazed and unglazed ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles, as well as on glazed and unglazed ceramic mosaic cubes and the like, whether or not on a backing, from China (Notice No 2010/C 160/06).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 6907.1000, 6907.9010, 6907.9091, 6907.9093, 6907.9099, 6908.1010, 6908.1090, 6908.9011, 6908.9021, 6908.9029, 6908.9031, 6908.9051, 6908.9091, 6908.9093 and 6908.9099.
The complaint was lodged on May 7, 2010 by the European Ceramic Tile Manufacturers' Federation (CET) on behalf of producers representing more than 30% of the EU production of the subject goods.

On March 16, 2011, the European authorities decided to impose a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of the above-mentioned products originating in China (Commission Regulation (EU) No. 258/2011, 16.03.2011). Products subject to the measure are classified under the following HS codes according to Article 1 of the resolution: 6907.1000, 6907.9020, 6907.9080, 6908.1000, 6908.9011, 6908.9020, 6908.9031, 6908.9051, 6908.9091, 6908.9093 and 6908.9099. The rate of the duty ranges from 26.2% to 73.0% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price, depending on the company.
This duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 70), i.e. on March 18, 2011.

On September 12, 2011, the European authorities decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the above-mentioned products originating in China (Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 917/2011, 12.09.2011). The rate of this definitive duty ranges from 26.3% to 69.7% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price, depending on the company.
This duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 238), i.e. on September 16, 2011.

On January 31, 2014, the European Commission initiated a partial interim review of the anti-dumping measure imposed on September 12, 2011 (Notice No 2014/C 28/09). It follows the application lodged by Foshan Gani Ceramic Co. Ltd. and Qingyang Gani Ceramic Co. Ltd., Chinese exporters belonging to the Gani Group. The review is limited in scope to the examination of the ownership structure and if warranted, ex officio of the dumping margin as far as Gani Group is concerned.

On March 11, 2015, the European authorities terminated the review and amended the anti-dumping measure for given Chinese exporting companies (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 2015/409, 11.03.2015). For more details, see Article 1 of the regulation. This regulation was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 67) on March 12, 2015.
 
On 13 September 2016, the European Commission announced the initiation of a sunset review of the above anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of the subject good from China (Notice No 2016/C 336/06). This follows the request lodged on European Ceramic Tile Manufacturers' Federation.

On 24 November 2017, the European Commission extended the definitive duty imposed on imports of subject good from China following the conclusion of the above sunset review. The rate of duty is between 13.9% and 69.7% depending on the company.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

373 Refractory products & structural non-refractory clay products
6907 Unglazed ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles; unglazed ceramic mosaic cubes and the like, whether or not on a backing.
690710 Tiles, cubes and similar articles, whether or not rectangular, the largest surface area of which is capable of being enclosed in a square the side of which is less than 7 cm
690790 Other
6908 Glazed ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles; glazed ceramic mosaic cubes and the like, whether or not on a backing.
690810 Tiles, cubes and similar articles, whether or not rectangular, the largest surface area of which is capable of being enclosed in a square the side of which is less than 7 cm
690890 Other

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