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Anti-dumping Actions

Commodity: Glazed and unglazed ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles; glazed and unglazed ceramic mosaic cubes and the like, whether or not on a backing, currently falling within HS code 6907. This description is found in Article 1 of Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/2179.

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.

Action: The Official Journal has published a notice concerning the name change of one company which is subject to the anti-dumping duty rate for cooperating non-sampled companies under Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/2179. This Regulation imposes a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of ceramic tiles originating in the Chinese mainland. Guangdong Monalisa Ceramics Co. Ltd, a company subject to an anti-dumping duty rate of 30.6%, informed the Commission that it had changed its name to Monalisa Group Co., Ltd. The company asked the Commission to confirm that the change of name does not affect the right of the company to benefit from the individual duty rate applied to the company under its previous name. The Commission has examined the information supplied and concluded that the change of name in no way affects the findings of Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/2179. The TARIC additional code B179 previously attributed to Guangdong Monalisa Ceramics Co. Ltd applies to Monalisa Group Co., Ltd.

Dates: The notice was published on 23 July 2018.


Commodity: ferro-chromium, containing by weight more than 0.05% but not more than 0.5% of carbon, currently falling under CN code 7202 49 50.

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland, Russia and Turkey.

Action: On 23 July 2018, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Decision 2018/1037 terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of low carbon ferro-chrome (LCFC). The proceeding had been initiated on 23 June 2017, following a complaint lodged on 10 May 2017 by the Association of European ferro-alloy producers (‘Euroalliages’, or ‘the complainant’) on behalf of the sole Union producer of LCFC in the Union, Elektrowerk Weisweiler GmbH. The complainant is said to represent 100% of the total Union production of LCFC. By an email of 22 May 2018, the complainant informed the Commission that it wished to withdraw its complaint. Proceedings may be terminated where the complaint is withdrawn, unless such termination would not be in the Union interest. As no other party came forward to oppose any potential imposition of anti-dumping measures, and since the investigation had otherwise not brought to light any considerations showing that termination would not be in the Union's interest, it was considered that the proceeding should be terminated without the imposition of measures.

Dates: The Decision entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal.

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