Ceramics: EU Action

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 12th September 2017.

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Photo of Gareth Snell Gareth Snell Labour/Co-operative, Stoke-on-Trent Central

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he has made an assessment of the potential implications of the outcome of the European Commission investigation R650 on the kaolin and ball clay industry.

Photo of Gareth Snell Gareth Snell Labour/Co-operative, Stoke-on-Trent Central

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he has made an assessment of the potential implications of the outcome of the European Commission investigation R650 on UK ceramic tile manufacturers.

Photo of Gareth Snell Gareth Snell Labour/Co-operative, Stoke-on-Trent Central

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the expiry review of Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 917/2011, what his Department's policy is on maintaining anti-dumping duties on ceramic floor and wall tiles imported from China.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands Minister of State (Department for International Trade) (and Minister for London)

The European Commission’s review of the anti-dumping measures on imports of ceramic tiles is ongoing and yet to make its final proposals.

Currently, a number of trade remedy measures are being applied by the EU, some of which affect UK industry. The Government is looking into the detail of UK trade remedies policy as a whole as we leave the EU and will bring forth proposals shortly. The Government is aiming to maintain continuity for businesses as we exit from the EU.

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