The European ceramic industry followed the partial interim review launched by the European Commission in early 2014 and most recently, the Commission’s final disclosure document. According to the definitive finding proposed by the Commission under the partial interim review, the situation is unchanged and no modification of the level of the duties for the two Chinese exporters concerned would be justified. Furthermore, the Commission proposes to confirm the claim that the two companies are no longer related and could be subject to separate anti-dumping duties. In its response to the Commission’s definitive proposal, Cerame-Unie stressed the risk of circumvention of the duties as a result of the split of the two Chinese exporters who had applied for a recalculation of the definitive anti-dumping duty on imports for ceramic tiles from China imposed in September 2011.
Cerame-Unie and CET, the European Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Federation, will continue to closely monitor the implementation of anti-dumping duties as well as legal challenges brought to the European Court of Justice and national courts.