15 July 2019
Commodity: Ceramic tableware and kitchenware, excluding ceramic condiment or spice mills and their ceramic grinding parts, ceramic coffee mills, ceramic knife sharpeners, ceramic sharpeners, ceramic kitchen tools to be used for cutting, grinding, grating, slicing, scraping and peeling, and cordierite ceramic pizza-stones of a kind used for baking pizza or bread, currently falling under CN codes ex 6911 10 00, ex 6912 00 21, ex 6912 00 23, ex 6912 00 25 and ex 6912 00 29 (TARIC codes 6911 10 00 90, 6912 00 21 11, 6912 00 21 91, 6912 00 23 10, 6912 00 25 10 and 6912 00 29 10).
Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.
Action: On 15 July 2019, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/1198 of 12 July 2019 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware originating in the Chinese mainland, following an expiry review. It may be recalled that in May 2013, the Council, by Council Implementing Regulation 412/2013, imposed a definitive antidumping duty on imports of the products concerned. Following the publication of a notice of impending expiry of the original measures, the European Federation for Table- and Ornamental ware (‘FEPF’ or ‘the applicant’) said to be representing more than 28% of the total Union production of ceramic tableware and kitchenware in 2017 requested the initiation of an expiry review. Among other matters, the Commission concluded that the Chinese mainland was among the biggest producers of ceramic tableware in the world and had significant spare capacity, which, given the existing, strong business relationships, could be easily exported to the Union if measures were repealed. Given this and its other findings, the Commission concluded that there was a strong likelihood that the repeal of the anti-dumping measures would result in increased exports of ceramic tableware to the Union at dumped prices.
Rates: The individual anti-dumping duties range from 13.1% to 23.4%. All non-sampled cooperating exporting producers have received a duty of 17.9% and all other companies are subject to the residual duty of 36.1%.