ANNOUNCEMENT 07 May 2010

In May 2010, the European Commission initiated a new anti-dumping investigation and definitive duties were imposed in September 2011. The definitive duty was extended for an additional period following the conclusion of a sunset review.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



European Commission, Notice No 2010/C 160/06, Notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of ceramic tiles originating in the People's Republic of China, Official Journal of the European Union, 19.06.2010, C 160, from p. C 160/20:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2010:160:0020:0026:EN:PDF
European Commission, Commission Regulation (EU) No 258/2011 (16.03.2011), imposing a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of ceramic tiles originating in the People's Republic of China, Official Journal of the European Union, 17.03.2011, L 70, from p. L 70/5:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2011:070:0005:0030:EN:PDF
Council of the European Union, Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 917/2011 (12.09.2011), imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of ceramic tiles originating in the People's Republic of China, Official Journal of the European Union, 15.09.2011, L 238, from p. L 238/1:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2011:238:0001:0023:EN:PDF
European Commission, Notice No 2014/C 28/09, Notice of initiation of a partial interim review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of ceramic tiles originating in the People's Republic of China, Official Journal of the European Union, 31.01.2014, C 28, from p. C 28/11:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2014:028:0011:0014:EN:PDF
European Commission, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/409 (11.03.2015), amending Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 917/2011 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitely the provisional duty imposed on imports of ceramic tiles originating in the People's Republic of China, Official Journal of the European Union, 12.03.2015, L 67, from p. L 67/23:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOL_2015_067_R_0008&from=EN

Official Journal of the European Union, Case No. R650, Notice 2016/C 336/06 of 13 September 2016: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52016XC0913(03)&from=EN


Official Journal of the European Union, 23 November 2017, Case No. R650: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2179 of 22 November 2017: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R2179&from=EN

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 SECTORS