The European Union published today a Council Regulation imposing definitive antidumping duties against imports of ceramic tiles originating in China. The measures are due to enter into force on 16 September 2011 for a period of 5 years. These duties range from 26.3% to 36.5% for more than 100 Chinese companies which cooperated with the investigation and which represent the majority of Chinese exports to the EU. A residual duty of 69.7% applies to all other exporting Chinese companies. The definitive duties apply to glazed and unglazed ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles; glazed and unglazed ceramic mosaic cubes and similar articles, whether or not on a backing.