Ceramics: China

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 26th February 2016.

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Photo of Ruth Smeeth Ruth Smeeth Labour, Stoke-on-Trent North

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if his Department will make an assessment of whether prices of imported ceramic goods from China reflect the domestic costs of production.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

It is for industry to demonstrate prima facie evidence of dumping to the European Commission. We encourage industry to present this evidence to the Commission where there is evidence of dumping. Where evidence is sufficient to justify an investigation the Commission will do so and present any proposals for imposing duties to Member States. Trade defence is an EU competence and for the Commission to investigate.

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