INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
19 Jul 2018 Review
15 Jul 2013 Renewal
13 Sep 2010 Definitive duty
02 Oct 2009 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: 13 Sep 2010 | Removal date: open ended
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Anti-dumping

On October 2, 2009 the EC issued a notice initiating an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of ironing boards originating in the People's Republic of China. The investigation is limited to one Chinese exporting producer, Since Hardware (Guangzhou) Co. Ltd. Simultaneously a review of another investigation on the same products was announced. The investigation was initiated following a request from three EC producers submitted on 20 August 2009.
On September 13, 2010 the EC re-imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of ironing boards from China on the basis of the Council Regulation No 805/2010 re-imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of ironing boards originating in the People's Republic of China, manufactured by Foshan Shunde Yongjian Housewares and Hardware Co. Ltd, Foshan. The duty rate was determined at 18.1% applicable to the net, free-at-Union-frontier price.
On July 15, 2013, the European Union decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of ironing boards originating in China.
The products subject to the duty are ironing boards, whether or not free-standing, with or without a steam soaking and/or heating top and/or blowing top, including sleeve boards, and essential parts thereof, i.e. the legs, the top and the iron rest. The products subject to the duty are classified under the following HS codes: ex 3924.9000, ex 4421.9098, ex 7323.9300, ex 7323.9900, ex 8516.7970 and ex 8516.9000.
The rate of the duty ranges from 18.1% to 42.3% depending on the company. This definitive duty entered into force on July 24, 2013.
This duty follows an expiry review requested on January 25, 2012 by three EU producers representing more than 40% of the EU production of ironing boards.
The original anti-dumping investigation was launched by the European Commission on February 04, 2006. The complaint was lodged on December 23, 2005 by three EU producers representing more than 50% of the EU production of ironing boards.
On October 30, 2006 the European Commission decided to impose a provisional anti-dumping duty on the products under investigation. The rate of the duty ranged from 18.1% to 38.1% for Chinese companies, depending on the company. This provisional duty entered into force on November 1, 2006 for a period of six months.
On April 23, 2007 the European Union decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on the products under investigation. The rate of the definitive duty was similar to the rate of the provisional one, i.e. ranging from 18.1% to 38.1% for Chinese companies, depending on the company. This definitive duty entered into force on April 27, 2007.

On 19 July 2018, the European Commission initiated a sunset review on imports of ironing boards from China. This follows the request lodged on 20 April 2018 by Colombo New Scal SpA, Rörets Polska Sp. z.o.o. and Vale Mill (Rochdale) Ltd.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

319 Other products of wood, cork or straw
4421 Other articles of wood.
442190 Other
369 Other plastics products
3924 Tableware, kitchenware, other household articles and hygienic or toilet articles, of plastics.
392490 Other
429 Other fabricated metal products
7323 Table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof, of iron or steel; iron or steel wool; pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and the like, of iron or steel.
732393 Of stainless steel
732399 Other
448 Domestic appliances & parts
8516 Electric instantaneous or storage water heaters and immersion heaters; electric space heating apparatus and soil heating apparatus; electrothermic hairdressing apparatus (for example, hair dryers, hair curlers, curling tong heaters) and hand dryers; ele
851679 Other
851690 Parts

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