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GRTU has written to importers of ceramic tiles from China because earlier this year an anti-dumping duty was introduced on ceramic tiles originating from China imported in the EU. This introduced a duty in some cases up till 73%.
We have reached a stage where the European Commission is proposing to make the provisional duties definite with some lower changes in the duty. GRTU explained to the importers that the duty is highest where the manufacturers would have not cooperated with the Commission in the anti-dumping investigation.
The GRTU therefore advised that if importers import products which fall under the highest % they should contact their supplier (manufacturer) who can get in touch with the Commission so that the anti-dumping investigation is carried out. If this is done the % will most probably be reduced.
If the difference between the provisional and the definitive duty is confirmed (soon) the difference between the (higher) provisional duty paid at time of importation and the (lower) definitive duty due will be refunded. Members are invited to contact GRTU for help with this procedure.
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