|02 Oct 2019||Renewal|
|19 Jul 2018||Review|
|15 Jul 2013||Renewal|
|13 Sep 2010||Definitive duty|
|02 Oct 2009||Initiation|
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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 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 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.
On 3 October 2019, the European Commission extended the definitive duty imposed on imports of the subject good from China following the conclusion of the sunset review. The rate of duty is between 18.1% and 42.3% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price before duty depending on the company. The regulation extending the definitive duty was issued on 2 Oktober 2019.
On 31 December 2020, the UK Department for International Trade issued Taxation Notice 2020/35 maintaining the duty following the United Kingdom's exit of the European Union from 1 January 2020. Following the set expire of the definitive duty on 3 October 2024 the United Kingdom will determine the duty's continued imposition.
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