In February 2012, the European Commission initiated a new anti-dumping investigation and definitive duties were imposed in May 2013. In May 2018, a sunset review was initiated and the duty was extended in July 2019.



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Inception date: 15 Nov 2012 | Removal date: open ended


On February 16, 2012, the European Commission opened proceedings concerning ceramic tableware and kitchenware originating from China, over allegations of price dumping between 2007 and 2011.
The opening of the proceedings came after three associations representing ceramic and tableware producers in Europe filed a complaint. The associations were: the European Federation for Table and Ornamentalware, the Association of German Ceramic Producers and the equivalent association in Italy.
The 8 digit HS codes for the products in question are: 6911 1000; 6912 0010; 6912 0030; 6912 0050.
On 14 November 2012 the Commission communicated the imposition of provisional anti-dumping duties on the product investigated.
On 13 May 2013, the Commission announced the imposition of definitive anti-dumping duties on the subject product.

On 15 May 2018, the European Commission initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty imposed on imports of the subject good from China. The investigation follows the application lodged on 16 February 2018 by the FEPF – European Federation for Table-and Ornamentalware. 

On 16 June 2019, the European Commission extended the definitive antidumping duty imposed on imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware originating from China following the conclusion of the sunset review. The rate of duty is between 13.1% and 36.1% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price before duty depending on the company. The regulation extending the definitive duty was published on 15 June 2019.

On 31 December 2020, the UK Department for International Trade issued Taxation Notice 2020/30 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 16 July 2024 the United Kingdom will determine the duty's continued imposition.