Turkey terminated the safeguard investigation on ceramic table- and kitchenware and no safeguard measures were imposed on imports of this product to Turkey from Europe. The investigation was initiated on 25 April 2015. The products covered by the investigation were porcelain tableware and kitchenware (CN 691110) and non-porcelain tableware & kitchenware (691200).
Cerame-Unie tableware member FEPF registered as interested party in May 2015 and submitted written comments to the Turkish investigating authorities. A hearing was organised in June 2015. The investigation period expired on 25 January 2016 and no measures were imposed. The duty applicable to EU tableware exported to Turkey is 0% duty thanks to the Customs Union between the EU and Turkey.