ANNOUNCEMENT 20 Aug 2009

In October 2009, the European Commission initiated a new anti-dumping investigation and definitive duties were imposed in October 2010. In 2013, definitive duties were extended. In July 2018, a sunset review was initiated. 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of ironing boards originating in the People's Republic of China, limited to one Chinese exporting producer, Since Hardware (Guangzhou) Co. Ltd, and of initiation of a review of the anti-dumping measures on imports of ironing boards originating in the People's Republic of China
(2009/C 237/05)
http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2009/october/tradoc_144967.init.en.C237-2009.pdf
COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 805/2010
of 13 September 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
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2010:242:0001:0005:EN:PDF
Official Journal of the European Union, 23.07.2013, L 198/1:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2013:198:0001:0021:EN:PDF
Official Journal of the European Union, 04.02.2006, C 29/2:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2006:029:0002:0005:EN:PDF
Official Journal of the European Union, 31.10.2006, L 300/13:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2006:300:0013:0042:EN:PDF
Official Journal of the European Union, 26.04.2007, L 109/12:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2007:109:0012:0021:EN:PDF


Official Journal of the European Union, 19 July 2018, Case No. R693: Notice No. 2018/C 253/09: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_2018_253_R_0009&from=EN

Inception date: 13 Sep 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

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.

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